Rumor: Yankees Interested in Mike Gonzalez


Aside from the rotation, the only spot the Yankees really need to address this offseason is to add another lefty reliever. Their first target may be Mike Gonzalez, who the Yankees are interested in, according to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.

Gonzalez, still 33, missed time over the past two seasons with two small tears in his rotator cuff and fraying in his labrum, a huge Pedro Feliciano sized red flag. He also had knee surgery after the season ended.

Gonzalez was quite successful in his younger days as the closer for the Pirates and then the Braves. However, because of the injuries he has had an ERA north of four in each of his last two injury plagued seasons.

In his career, Gonzo has held lefties to a .281 OBP and a .616 OPS. Last season those numbers were .264 and .574 respectively. So he might not be a terrible lefty specialist, if he can stay healthy.


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