The recently signed hurler, Chad Gaudin, has been called up to replace the injured Shawn Hill in the Padres rotation. Gaudin was released by the Chicago Cubs in the spring after failing to make the squad in a bullpen role. The Padres were able to persuade the right handed pitcher by giving him the opportunity to start. Guadin was a part of the Oakland/ Chicago trade last summer. FF is hoping that some new blood will re energize the Padres, who are in the midst of losing 6 of the their last 7 contests. The Friars DFA'd Eulogio De La Cruz to make room on the 25 man roster for the man with the goatee.