Yankees Sign Chad Gaudin

The Yankees signed pitcher Chad Gaudin to a major league deal. He'll join the team tonight for a middle relief role, taking lefty Boone Logan's spot on the 25-man roster. To make room for Gaudin on the 40-man roster, the Yankees designated right-hander Shane Lindsay for assignment.

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News first reported the agreement.

Gaudin, 27, was acquired by the Yankees from the Padres in August of last year.  The arbitration-eligible righty agreed to a non-guaranteed contract after the season, and the Yanks cut him after a rough Spring Training.  Gaudin then signed as a free agent with the Athletics, but was released a few days ago after turning down a minor league assignment.


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  1. Thats funny, next think you know he’ll be released and go back to the A’s, or Padres.

  2. withpower 5 years ago

    This move makes sense. The guy pitched okay for us last season, seemed to get on okay in New York. Aceves is having some back flare-ups and some guys haven’t been too great for us.

  3. East Coast Bias 5 years ago

    I wonder if this is Javy insurance, or Ace insurance. Or both? Or if both do well, maybe Robertson is the odd man out? Hmm…

    • withpower 5 years ago

      Like to think the team would look towards Logan before D-Rob, but because Logan is left-handed you run the risk of management running the team by “the book” — even if it doesn’t make any sense.

    • Raylan Givens' Stetson 5 years ago

      Robertson has been pretty good as of late, I doubt it would be him.

  4. I REALLY wanted the Mets to sign him. Oh well…

  5. icedrake523 5 years ago

    I hope the Mets at least tried to sign him.

  6. Yankees420 5 years ago

    Solid move, I liked him more than Mitre and he did well for us last season, hopefully he picks up his play back in NY.

  7. Uh…wasn’t this guy just released by the friggin’ A’s because he wasn’t up to THEIR standards?
    And this guy is supposed to face off against the RAYS, RED SOX & TORONTO?

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA………

    • Not necessarily.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      isn’t this the guy who proved he can pitch in the AL East last year? (to a certain extent)

      • Not really. What did he prove last season with the 2 wins he got in 11 games as a Yankee? He CURRENTLY has an 8.83 ERA and he has already been released TWICE this season.
        Looks more like a move of desperation.
        You don’t get released 3 times in 2 years if you’ve proved something.

        • Oh no, adding bullpen depth!!!!

          This guy definitely isn’t up to par with the rest of the near bottom of the depth chart relievers in the league. Please.

          • Bullpen depth?

            Adding a guy who as a RELIEVER this season has a 8.83 ERA in the weak AL WEST is adding depth?
            If that’s the case then I’ve already given the Yankee bullpen too much credit.

          • Yankees420 5 years ago

            The guy had a .432 BABIP in Oakland, along with a 22.7% FB/HR ratio, which is more than double his career rate, his xFIP in the 17.1 innings as an A was 3.92 and he had a 20/5 K/BB ratio, the guy is worth taking a chance on.

            And since when do we use wins to judge a pitcher who was a spot starter/reliever? Or to judge a pitcher at all? Roy Oswalt only has 2 wins on the year he must suck too right?

          • Yankees420 5 years ago

            The guy had a .432 BABIP in Oakland, along with a 22.7% FB/HR ratio, which is more than double his career rate, his xFIP in the 17.1 innings as an A was 3.92 and he had a 20/5 K/BB ratio, the guy is worth taking a chance on.

            And since when do we use wins to judge a pitcher who was a spot starter/reliever? Or to judge a pitcher at all? Roy Oswalt only has 2 wins on the year he must suck too right?

          • Intelligent baseball fans don’t weigh 17 innings of work heavier than an entire career.

  8. Gumby65 5 years ago

    Brian Bruney just cut short his call from his mom, because he doesn’t have call waiting….

  9. Ray R 5 years ago

    I disliked it when they cut him in ST and like that they’re bringing him back, esp with Ace having what looks like a slipped disc. Send Logan down now, then cut Home Run Park once Granderson is ready to come back. (Doubt the latter will happen; Girardi seems to set on having a 13 man pen & is in love with Park for some reason)

    • Yankees420 5 years ago

      I hate that Girardi gets these man crushes on mediocre relief pitchers, (he’s in love with Sergio Mitre too) I was never a big fan of Park and I think the only reason Cash signed him was because Girardi asked him to after playing against him in the WS. He pitched well against the Yanks if my memory serves.

  10. Trious 5 years ago

    Great signing by the Yanks

    The guy is a valuable RP as a middle-man

    I get it

  11. coolstorybro222 5 years ago

    I think save for Sabathia and Burnnett the yankees rotation pretty much sucks.

  12. East Coast Bias 5 years ago

    I couldn’t agree more. Hated the signing from day one.

  13. Rich_in_NJ 5 years ago

    Given their inability to score runs lately, I think Russo is making it nearly impossible to send him down.

  14. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

    Pettitte’s BABIP of .272, which is the lowest of his career no less, tells you that his 2.68 ERA is more to do with luck than anything. Give him a couple months and it’s likely his ERA will climb back close to his career 3.89. Same could be said for Hughes, but because he’s young you can’t really attempt to predict any possibilities.Also, wins/losses are horrible to judge a pitchers talent on since it’s based more offensive support than anything.

  15. Yankees420 5 years ago

    He came up big today against the Twins.

  16. Yankees420 5 years ago

    Either way the rotation outside of Vazquez has been great on the year. Yeah Pettitte and Hughes aren’t going to maintain sub-3 ERA’s all year but even a 3.89 out of Andy at this stage in his career has to be considered a great year, and if Hughes puts up something in the 3.5-3.8 range I’d be very impressed. My point is that so far our rotation has been awesome (not counting Vazquez, who I hope turns things around) even if they aren’t going to produce like this all year long.

  17. Yankees420 5 years ago

    If Russo can play a passable SS I’d have to say Pena would be the odd man out, if not probably Miranda because I think he still has options. Personally though I hope they just release Winn.

  18. ugen64 5 years ago

    The Padres, Cardinals, Rays, Giants, Mariners, and Athletics :-)

  19. MB923 5 years ago

    Well when you say below league average, in terms of ERA, you mean better correct? lol I got lost for a second

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