Yankees bring righty Chad Gaudin back to bullpen

Right-handed reliever Chad Gaudin has returned to the New York

Yankees.

The Yankees announced before Wednesday’s game at Minnesota they

signed Gaudin, who was available to pitch against the Twins. He

finished last season with the Yankees and was with the team in

spring training, before being released on March 25.

Gaudin signed with Oakland and went 0-2 with an 8.83 ERA in 12

appearances before being released by the A’s last Friday. He last

pitched on May 15.

Gaudin was on New York’s postseason roster in 2009, throwing one

scoreless inning in the ALCS.

To make room for Gaudin, left-hander Boone Logan was optioned to

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. To make room on the 40-man roster,

right-hander Shane Lindsay was designated for assignment.