The New York Yankees have launched veteran starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez, allowing him to hit the free agent market.
The workforce launched the switch Monday, stating that he will not be added to the workforce’s 25-man roster, making him a free agent.
The lefty had an opt-out clause in his contract that if he was not added to the Major League roster, he could develop to be a free agent. The 33-year-old had signed a minor league contract with the Yankees in direction of the tip of spring teaching.
Last season, between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers, Gonzalez went 10-11 with a 4.21 ERA.
In 11 massive league seasons, seven throughout the National League and 4 throughout the American League, Gonzalez is 127-97 lifetime with a 3.69 ERA.
With the Yankees’ Triple-A workforce in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Gonzalez went 2-1 with a 6.00 ERA and 19 strikeouts.