Yankees Release Chad Gaudin

3:01pm: The Dodgers are in too, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  The D'Backs are not interested, tweets Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.

11:38am: The Mets are discussing Gaudin, tweets Newsday's David Lennon.

7:57am: The Yankees released pitcher Chad Gaudin, tweets Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger.  Gaudin had been placed on waivers on Tuesday, but no team claimed his $2.95MM salary.  Since he was on a non-guaranteed contract, the Yankees will only pay a quarter ($737,500).

A year ago when Gaudin was released by the Cubs, he chose the Padres in part because of the opportunity to start.  In that role in '09 he posted a 4.76 ERA, 8.37 K/9, and 4.69 BB/9 in 134.3 innings.  The Mets, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, and Mariners are among the clubs looking a little short on arms.  Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle tells us that the A's are not interested in a reunion with Gaudin.