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Yankees bring back Gaudin for relief role

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Yankees signed pitcher Chad Gaudin on Wednesday, bringing back the right-hander to fill the need for a long reliever with Alfredo Aceves on the disabled list with a sore back.

Gaudin, released by the Oakland A's last week after posting a 0-2 mark with a bloated 8.83 earned run average in 12 relief appearances, went 2-0 with a 3.43 ERA for the Yankees last season after being acquired from San Diego.

He appeared on the World Series champions' postseason roster in all three rounds of the 2009 playoffs, but was cut by New York in spring training.

New York sent left-handed reliever Boone Logan to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make room for Gaudin.

(Reporting by Larry Fine, Editing by Ian Ransom)