Brewers, pitcher Gio Gonzalez agree to one-year deal

null Baseball null The Brewers and free-agent starter Gio Gonzalez have agreed to a one-year major-league contract, bringing the left-hander back to Milwaukee, The Athletic reported Wednesday, citing unidentified sources.Free-agent left-hander Gio Gonzalez in agreement with #Brewers on one-year, $2M major-league contract, sources tell The Athletic. Deal also includes $2M in performance bonuses. Guarantee is in full, not pro-rated.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 24, 2019Gonzalez, 33, was traded by the Nationals to the Brewers in August. He went 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA in five starts for the NL Central champions but was used only in relief in the postseason, going 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA in two appearances covering three innings. MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZNHe finished 10-11 with a 4.21 ERA in 32 combined starts for the two teams in 2018. Gonzalez signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees in late March, but became a free agent again Monday when he officially opted out of that contract. He was 2-1 with a 6.00 ERA in 15 innings with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.The Mets had expressed some interest in Gonzalez during the offseason but reportedly were "more intrigued now," according to SNY.However, Gonzalez and the Brewers settled on a $2 million deal that also includes $2 million in potential performance bonuses. In an interesting twist to the deal given the way pitchers are used today, Gonzalez's performance bonuses will be based on a points system, according to Network. He will be awarded points based on appearances, rather than games started, protecting him if he is used as an opener or after an opener. Gio agreed to brewers deal: 2M base, which is equivalent of more than 2.3M over a full season. 2M in performance bonuses. Points system for bonuses. deal.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 24, 2019Gonzalez offers help for a Brewers rotation that thus far has struggled in 2019. Its 5.74

ERA is 26th among teams as the Brewers, who've lost three straight and are 3-7 over the last 10, are 13-12 with a minus-11 run differential and stand two games out of first place in the NL Central entering Wednesday's play.A two-time All-Star, Gonzalez is 127-97 with a 3.69 ERA over 11 seasons, having also pitched for the Athletics, in addition to the Nationals and Brewers.