Padres get cash for Gaudin …
SAN DIEGO – General manager Kevin Towers said Wednesday that the Padres will take cash considerations, believed to be $100,000, as compensation for the August 7 deal that sent him to the New York Yankees.
The Padres had the option of cash considerations of accepting a player to be named later but had to do so by Sept. 1.
The Padres signed Gaudin to a Minor League contract on April 12 and eventually stuck him in their starting rotation. He went 4-10 with a 5.13 ERA in 20 games, including 19 starts.
The Padres, internally, were said to be split on Gaudin, who showed the ability to miss bats and many liked his strikeout-to-innings ratio (105 strikeouts, 105 1/3 innings). But he struggled mightily in the second half, going 0-4 in his last seven starts with the team.
Gaudin is 1-0 in three games with the Yankees with a 2.35 ERA. He allowed one hit in 4 1/3 innings in his first start with New York on Wednesday in Oakland and didn’t allow a run. But he walked five and had five strikeouts and didn’t get a decision.
Towers and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman talked about Gaudin before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline but Towers found himself swamped with the Jake Peavy trade to the White Sox that happened minutes before the Trade Deadline.
Right-handed pitcher Cesar Carrillo replaced Gaudin in the starting rotation. Carrillo, who was the Padres first-round Pick in 2005 out of the University of Miami, earned his first Major League victory on Monday against the Chicago Cubs.