The Yankees have agreed to contracts with Chad Gaudin and Boone Logan, avoiding arbitration with their only remaining arbitration-eligible players.
UPDATE, 7:53 p.m.: The Yankees just sent this release.
The New York Yankees announced today they have agreed to one-year contracts with right-handed pitcher Chad Gaudin and left-handed pitcher Boone Logan, avoiding arbitration with both players.
Gaudin, 26, was acquired by the Yankees on August 6, 2009, from the San Diego Padres in exchange for cash considerations. He combined to go 6-10 with a 4.64 ERA in 31 appearances (25 starts) with both clubs in 2009. He made 11 appearances (six starts) with the Yankees, going 2-0 with a 3.43 ERA as the Yankees won each of his starts. Gaudin owns a career mark of 34-35 with a 4.50 ERA in 216 Major League appearances (75 starts) with Tampa Bay, Toronto, Oakland, Chicago-NL, San Diego and the Yankees.
Logan, 25, was acquired by the Yankees along with right-handed pitcher Javier Vazquez in exchange for outfielder Melky Cabrera, left-handed pitcher Mike Dunn and minor league right-handed pitcher Arodys Vizcaino on December 22, 2009. He owns 164 career Major League appearances with Chicago-AL and Atlanta, going 5-5 with a 5.78 ERA. He split the 2009 season between Triple-A Gwinnett and the Braves, posting a 1-1 record with a 5.19 ERA at the Major League level where he held left-handed batters to a .231 batting average (9-for-39) with no home runs.
UPDATE, 8:09 p.m.: The Associated Press reports that Gaudin got “about $2.9 million” and Logan got “about $600,000.”
UPDATE, 8:33 p.m.: Make that $2.95 million for Gaudin, $590,000 for Logan.