With Phil Hughes appeared destined for the fifth starter spot, the Yankees placed 26-year old right-hander Chad Gaudin on waivers. It is possible that Gaudin, who will make 2.95 million dollars this season, could clear waivers and be sent to Triple-A.
If the team decides to flat out release him, they would only have to pay a fourth of his salary.
Although Gaudin has gone 0-3 this spring with an 8.68 ERA, he is a versatile pitcher who can eat up innings or work out of the bullpen. For a team like the Dodgers, who are in dire need of pitching, adding Gaudin on a low cost deal might be worth their while until they can afford to land a legitimate ace.