Gaudin Weighs Options
Chad Gaudin cleared waivers, which means the Chicago Cubs have to pay his $2 million salary.
Now the bargain hunters can check in, and the Rockies are among teams that have contacted agent Larry Reynolds.
The Rockies would like to sign Gaudin to a minor-league contract, send him to Triple-A Colorado Springs, and see if he can regain the arm strength and pitch selection to start again.
Word is that at least two other teams are talking with Gaudin, offering him a big-league job but it would be as a middle reliever.
Gaudin struggled with command and velocity with the Cubs after being acquired last July from Oakland along with right-handed starter Rich Harden. Gaudin had a 6.26 earned-run average in 24 games with the Cubs in the second half last season.