Yanks sign Gon­za­lez to mi­nor-league deal

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against the Los An­ge­les Dodgers, al­low­ing two runs in a to­tal of three in­nings. He ex­ited Game 4 in the sec­ond in­ning due to a sprained left an­kle, and he didn’t ap­pear again in the series.

Gon­za­lez pitched for the Oak­land A’s from 2008-11, then was with the Na­tion­als from 2012 through most of 2018. He was an All-Star in his fi­nal sea­son for Oak­land, go­ing 1612 with a 3.12 ERA, and in his first sea­son for Wash­ing­ton, fin­ish­ing 21-8 with a 2.89 ERA. He was the NL vic­tory leader in 2012, and he fin­ished third in Cy Young Award vot­ing that year.

Mean­while, Yan­kees reliever Dellin Be­tances will be­gin the sea­son on the in­jured list as he re­cov­ers from a right shoul­der im­pinge­ment, Gen­eral Man­ager Brian Cash­man told re­porters Tues­day. The team diesn’t con­sider it to be a se­ri­ous set­back.

Around the ma­jors

• Detroit Tigers right-han­der Michael Ful­mer is be­ing ad­vised to undergo Tommy John surgery on his pitch­ing el­bow, al­though the team said he “is seek­ing a third opin­ion at this time.” The Tigers an­nounced Tues­day that re­sults of an MRI exam and a sec­ond opin­ion from Dr. James An­drews led to the rec­om­men­da­tion of re­con­struc­tive surgery on Ful­mer’s ul­nar col­lat­eral lig­a­ment.

• Los An­ge­les Dodgers right-han­der Walker Buehler has been ruled out as a re­place­ment for Clay­ton Ker­shaw as the team’s Open­ing Day starter. Buehler has been slowed by shoul­der is­sues and was sched­uled to make his spring de­but Tues­day night. Hyun-Jin Ryu and Kenta Maeda are the top can­di­dates to be the Dodgers’ Open­ing Day starter.

• San Fran­cisco Giants CEO Larry Baer won’t face crim­i­nal charges stem­ming from a pub­lic in­ci­dent with his wife on March 1, the San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle re­ported Tues­day. Baer took a leave of ab­sence three days af­ter the in­ci­dent in which he was seen push­ing wife Pam to the ground. The in­ci­dent was caught on video and ini­tially re­leased by TMZ.

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