Look’s like they’ve run out of epidurals to stick in Aceves’s back. Via Mark Feinsand -
Chad Gaudin was the odd man out this spring following the five-man battle for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, but it appears the righthander will be back in pinstripes by Wednesday night.
The Yankees agreed to terms to re-sign Gaudin on Wednesday, according to a source, adding him to their bullpen as a long reliever. Gaudin’s arrival may mean that the Yankees received bad news on Alfredo Aceves, who suffered a setback with his injured back on Tuesday and could be headed for surgery to repair a herniated disk.
According to the source, Gaudin is in Minneapolis, where he’s expected to be activated for Wednesday night’s game. The Yankees and Twins will finish their suspended game Wednesday afternoon, after which the Yankees will make a roster move to make room for Gaudin.
General manager Brian Cashman was unavailable for comment.
If contacted, I’m sure Brian Cashman would say: Gaudin, it’s the new Ponson.