10:04pm: Ringolsby has a source saying Gaudin is leaning toward the Rockies, as he'd like to be a starter. He may be willing to spend some time in Triple A as part of the process. Ringolsby says the A's and Padres have interest in Gaudin as a reliever.
WEDNESDAY, 2:54pm: Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post says the Rockies' interest level in Gaudin changed when they acquired Jason Hammel. Still, they'd like to add him to the Triple A club. Gaudin's agent Larry Reynolds said, "We have a lot of teams calling so we are taking a step back."
TUESDAY: According to Tracy Ringolsby of Inside The Rockies, pitcher Chad Gaudin cleared waivers. That means that the Cubs will be on the hook for $1.6MM of Gaudin's $2MM salary. The Rockies remain interested; Ringolsby says they'd like to sign Gaudin to a minor league deal and send him to Triple A. Ringolsby adds:
Word is that at least two other teams are talking with Gaudin, offering him a big-league job but it would be as a middle reliever.
The Cubs tendered Gaudin that $2MM contract in December, but changed course this month and released him after seeing him in Spring Training. Gaudin injured his back last summer after slipping off a curb and smacking into a dumpster. It seems that the injury has affected him since then.