Report: Gio Gonzalez fires Scott Boras, likely to opt out of Yankees contract
Gio Gonzalez is making some changes, and it appears he’ll soon be on the market once again.
According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, Gonzalez has fired agent Scott Boras. ESPN’s Jeff Passan adds that Gonzalez is considered likely to exercise his opt-out clause in his deal with the New York Yankees and become a free agent.
Agent news: Gio Gonzalez has left Scott Boras and is now represented by CAA, per sources. Gonzalez must be added to the Yankees’ roster by Saturday or he can request his release.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) April 19, 2019
With Domingo Germán and CC Sabathia fortifying the Yankees' rotation, there is increasing sense Gio Gonzalez plans on opting out of his deal tomorrow, sources tell ESPN. The Yankees would have 48 hours to add him to their roster, and if they don't, he'll become a free agent.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 19, 2019
Despite the injuries the Yankees have suffered, Gonzalez still hasn’t cracked the rotation, so it makes sense for him to take the opportunity to move somewhere else. Now that the season has started and teams are realizing they need to fortify their rotations, he may draw wider interest than he did in the offseason. The firing of Boras is also interesting, as it hints at Gonzalez’s dissatisfaction with how his free agency was handled.