That may have been premature.
According to MLB.com Phillies writer Todd Zolecki, “A source indicated to MLB.com on Tuesday that the two parties had hit a snag since word quickly spread July 26 the parties had agreed to a six-year, $48 million contract that included an $11 million option for 2019.”
Gonzalez, 26, is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound right-hander.
According to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan, the Phillies were believed to have outbid the Boston Red Sox after a dozen teams showed significant interest in the pitching sensation.
The Phillies have not announced any news regarding Gonzalez and Zolecki writes that when asked before Tuesday night’s game if a deal with the righty might no longer happen, Ruben Amaro Jr. declined comment.
Gonzalez’s varying array of pitches impressed scouts and executives who have watched him, according to multiple reports.