Yankees claim OF Oscar Gonzalez off waivers from Guardians

Gonzalez, 25, made his major league debut in 2022 and split his 2023 season between Triple-A Columbus and the Guardians. He is a career .269 batter with 13 home runs, 34 doubles and 55 RBIs over 145 MLB games.

In Game 3 of the 2022 American League Division Series, Gonzalez hit a walk-off RBI single to help the Guardians defeat the Yankees 6-5. Earlier that same postseason, Gonzalez bashed a 15th-inning home run against the Tampa Bay Rays to give Cleveland a 1-0 victory and a two-game sweep in the wild-card series.

In 54 games with Cleveland last year, he batted just .214 with two homers and 12 RBIs.