• Yankees Reacquire Chad Gaudin

    Posted by on May 26th, 2010 · Comments (9)

    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.

    Comments on Yankees Reacquire Chad Gaudin

    1. Evan3457
      May 26th, 2010 | 1:54 pm

      Yes, Gaudin = Ponson, because pitching decently = pitching horribly.
      It’s the New Math

    2. clintfsu813
      May 26th, 2010 | 2:50 pm

      I like this move. Hopefully he can step up until Ace gets back.

    3. jrk
      May 26th, 2010 | 4:40 pm

      Is the 5pm finish of yesterday’s game on tv?

    4. Corey Italiano
      May 26th, 2010 | 4:49 pm

      @ jrk:
      I’d imagine it’d be on YES

    5. Corey Italiano
      May 26th, 2010 | 4:50 pm

      With regard to the news…Hey, Gaudin was decent for us. Not the same case as a certain knight that we know too well…

    6. May 26th, 2010 | 10:15 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      The Yankees released Gaudin near the end of spring training. He signed with the A’s and went 0-2 with an 8.83 ERA in 12 appearances before he was released on Friday.

      In general, guys who get released twice in the span of 5 months are not usually decent pitchers.

    7. Evan3457
      May 26th, 2010 | 10:42 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      @ Evan3457:
      The Yankees released Gaudin near the end of spring training. He signed with the A’s and went 0-2 with an 8.83 ERA in 12 appearances before he was released on Friday.
      In general, guys who get released twice in the span of 5 months are not usually decent pitchers.

      Ponson pitched badly for the Yanks. When they picked him up again, there was no reason to expect better. Gaudin pitched well for the Yanks last season. He has a better chance of pitching decently for the Yanks than Ponson did, I would think. But we’ll see.

    8. 77yankees
      May 26th, 2010 | 11:06 pm

      And Boone Logan got farmed out – addition by subtraction right there.

    9. Raf
      May 27th, 2010 | 1:16 am

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      The Yankees released Gaudin near the end of spring training. He signed with the A’s and went 0-2 with an 8.83 ERA in 12 appearances before he was released on Friday.

      The Yanks released Gaudin for more his salary than his performance. He was also redundant with Park and Mitre on the roster

      As for his work with the A’s,
      2010 BABIP: .432
      Career: .318

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