Time is up on Gio Gonzalez' contract with the Yankees, and according to SNY's Andy Martino, he has decided to opt out of it.
Gonzalez seemed prepared to opt out, firing his agent, Scott Boras, and signing with CAA instead. Now the Yankees have 48 hours to either add them on their roster, or release him.
The 33-year-old was expected to start last night in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but the game was rained out. Scouts were there to see if Gonzalez still had what it takes to pitch at the big league level.
In three starts in Triple-A, Gonzalez had a 6.00 ERA with 19 strikeouts over 15 innings. His ERA was inflated due to a rough first start, where he allowed eight runs on eight hits over four innings. He has since settled down, not allowing a run over six innings in his second start and giving up two in final one on April 14.
Gonzalez signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Yankees this offseason that had tons of incentives in it if he were to hit the Majors. The deal could have reached as high as $12 million.