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Gaudin signs new deal with A's

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Ken Rosenthal

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Right-hander Chad Gaudin, released by the Yankees last Thursday, did not take long to find a new team.
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Gaudin, 27, reached agreement Sunday with the A’s, according to major- league sources. He signed a one-year, $700,000 contract and can earn an additional $500,000 in incentives.

The A’s signed Gaudin to a major-league deal and likely will use him out of the bullpen to start the season.

Gaudin pitched for the A’s from 2006 to July 2008, serving as both a starter and reliever before getting traded to the Cubs along with right-hander Rich Harden.

Three of the A’s right-handed relievers — Michael Wuertz, Joey Devine and closer Andrew Bailey — currently are dealing with ailments of varying degrees.

Gaudin was effective against right-handed hitters last season, holding them to a batting/on-base/slugging line of .224./.293/.380.

However, he had an 8.68 ERA this spring, and failed to become a factor in the competition to be the Yankees’ fifth starter.

The Yankees owe Gaudin $737,500 in termination pay — one-fourth of his original $2.95 million contract.
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