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.

Corey Brock
MLB.com

6 Comments

Yay, cash!

Wow that’s the best deal ever… get rid of your worst pitcher and get 100,000 grand for him…. What do you think Josh Geer’s worth? 55k?

Wow! Great to find a post with such a clear messgae!

That Gaudin post was from a long time ago.

Or you can see it as covering 1/90 percent of Giles contract

The Padres should get Banks back in the rotation. He had two bad starts in his stint back up in the majors, which inflated his ERA, but in the last two years he’s done well. In AAA he’s doing great as well. They need to stop all of this nonsense and stand by some good pitchers for a while.

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