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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30 Comments on "Yankees Sign Chad Gaudin"


5 years 3 months ago

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

withpower
5 years 3 months 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.

East Coast Bias
5 years 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

5 years 3 months ago

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

icedrake523
5 years 3 months ago

I hope the Mets at least tried to sign him.

Yankees420
5 years 3 months 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.

5 years 3 months ago

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………

5 years 3 months ago

Not necessarily.

Guest
5 years 3 months ago

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

5 years 3 months ago

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.

5 years 3 months ago

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.

5 years 3 months ago

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 3 months 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 3 months 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?

5 years 3 months ago

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

Gumby65
5 years 3 months ago

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

Ray R
5 years 3 months 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 3 months 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.

Trious
5 years 3 months ago

Great signing by the Yanks

The guy is a valuable RP as a middle-man

I get it

coolstorybro222
5 years 3 months ago

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

East Coast Bias
5 years 3 months ago

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

Rich_in_NJ
5 years 3 months ago

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

Encarnacion's Parrot
5 years 3 months 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.

Yankees420
5 years 3 months ago

He came up big today against the Twins.

Yankees420
5 years 3 months 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.

Yankees420
5 years 3 months 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.

ugen64
5 years 3 months ago

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

MB923
5 years 3 months ago

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