NEW YORK -- The two eligible Yankees, Chad Gaudin and Boone Logan, both filed for salary arbitration in advance of Friday's deadline.
Gaudin, 26, came to the Yankees in a midseason trade with the Padres in 2009. Pitching both out of the rotation and in relief, Gaudin posted a 2-0 record and a 3.43 ERA. The Yankees won all six games that he started. After the Yankees acquired Javier Vazquez from the Braves this offseason, however, Gaudin became a long shot to remain in the team's rotation.
Logan, 25, came to the Yankees as part of the Vazquez deal. A left-handed reliever, Logan figures to assume the specialist's role vacated by the departed Phil Coke.
The Yankees had one additional player eligible for salary arbitration this season. But last month, they chose to non-tender Chien-Ming Wang, cutting ties with the right-hander altogether rather than allowing him to go to arbitration. The Yankees also recently agreed to terms with right-hander pitcher Sergio Mitre, thus avoiding arbitration.
In most cases, filing for salary arbitration is merely procedural. Logan and Gaudin can still come to agreements with the Yankees before their hearings, which are scheduled to take place over the first three weeks of February.
Teams and players will exchange salary figures on Tuesday.
Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.