A’s Release Chad Gaudin

The A's released Chad Gaudin and outrighted Edwar Ramirez to Triple A, according to a team press release. Both pitchers were designated for assignment over the weekend.

As MLBTR's Luke Adams pointed when the A's designated Gaudin for assignment, the righty had good strikeout and walk rates this year (10.4 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9), but was hit hard and posted an ERA of 8.83. The A's designated Ramirez for assignment after a seven game stint in which he walked as many batters as he struck out (ten).

The 27-year-old Gaudin was effective as recently as last season. His hit and homer rates are considerably higher than usual this year, but some pitching-starved team may sign him. Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports says (via Twitter) that he thinks Gaudin will attract interest.

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4 Comments on "A’s Release Chad Gaudin"

5 years 3 months ago

The Mets have no excuse not to sign him with 60% of their pitching staff hurt (Niese), useless (Perez), or both (Maine).

5 years 3 months ago

There could very well be a Padres reunion. He could be a very capable reliever and a spot starter. Dave Duncan and the Redbirds could bring him in and lower his hit and homerun rate to make that K/9 and BB/9 look that much better. But like icedrake523 said, the Mets have absolutely no excuse not to sign him.

5 years 3 months ago

I wish the Cubs could have signed him instead of Howry. At least when Gaudin made a relief appearance, I didn’t turn the TV off. Bob Howry pitches like my grandmother.

5 years 3 months ago

dave duncan reclamation project if i’ve ever seen one