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A's reach deal with recently dumped Gaudin

Mar 28, 2010, 6:11 PM EDT

Ken Rosenthal of reports that the Athletics have reached agreement on a contract with free agent right-hander Chad Gaudin.

The Yankees released Gaudin last week after he failed to win an uphill battle against Phil Gughes and Joba Chamberlain for the club’s final rotation spot.  The 26-year-old Gaudin went 6-10 with a 4.64 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and a 139/76 K/BB ratio last season in 31 appearances (25 starts) for the Yankees and was pursued by multiple teams after they dumped him last week.  Oakland can use him in a variety of ways, whether as a long reliever in the bullpen or as the team’s fifth starter.

Gaudin owns a 4.50 ERA in 216 major league appearances (75 starts) over his seven-year career.

  1. OsandRoyals - Mar 28, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    So Chad Gaudin is back with the team he had the most success. What do we think his role will be?
    The As were the team to primarily use him as reliever, with very good results. However they may be looking for more starters in which case with their outfield defense he could be pretty good and then maybe traded off like Jarrod Washburn

  2. John Pileggi - Mar 28, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    I am sorry the Mets did not pick him up.

  3. Nasty Boy - Mar 28, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    Good pick-up for the A’s , He showed signs of being dependable with the Yanks last year.I figured Gaudin or Mitre would go. Mitre is probably the better of the two. He’ll help the A’s. Good Luck to him.

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