Yanks sign Gonzalez to minor-league deal
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.