Padres call up Guadin and DFA De La Cruz

Monday April 27, 2009

Today the San Diego Padres called up Chad Gaudin from AAA Portland and designated Eulogio “Frankie” De La Cruz for assignment.

Technically the Padres purchased the contract of Gaudin from Portland and he is expected to start Tuesday’s game in Colorado in the 3rd slot in the rotation.

The Padres will have 10 days to trade or waive De La Cruz. If he clears waivers, the Padres can then assign him to their minor league system.

Most expect him to be picked up by another team. Can you imagine that? Is there really another team more desperate for pitching help than the Padres?

So what do you think about the Padres calling up Gaudin and DFA De LA Cruz?

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