The Yankees' interest in free agent pitcher Gio Gonzalez has evolved into an offer, but a gap still remains between the two sides, according to Jon Heyman.
While the two sides remain apart, Heyman added there remains optimism a deal could still get done.
Gonzalez, 33, is one of the top remaining free agents available with less than two weeks until the start of the season and would give the Yankees some depth as they prepare to begin the season with ace Luis Severino on the injured list.
The Yankees have several internal options to fill the void with Luis Cessa, Jonathan Loaisiga and Domingo German, but Gonzalez would give the Yankees a reliable veteran arm who can eat innings in a rotation filled with durability concerns, as SNY's John Harper noted earlier this month.
Gonzalez finished last season with a 4.21 ERA and 1.44 WHIP but pitched much better when the Nationals traded him to the Brewers, going 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in five starts with Milwaukee.