Gaudin Has Interest in Rockies
Released by the Chicago Cubs, right-handed pitcher Chad Gaudin is looking at opportunities to pitch elsewhere.
His desire to start could outweigh a chance to immediately be placed on a big-league roster, which a source close to Gaudin said has him leaning toward the Rockies.
The Rockies have offered him a chance to be a starting pitcher, but they want him to go to Triple-A Colorado Springs and get in shape pitch the innings needed to start.
Oakland and San Diego both have interest in him at the big-league level but they want him to be a reliever.
Gaudin had a $2 million salary with that the Cubs are obligated to pay. Any team he signs with would only have to pay a pro-rated portion of the minimum salary, and that money would go to the Cubs. As a result, there is no financial difference for Gaudin with whichever team he choses.