Phillies Sign Gaudin to Minor League Deal

The Phillies added another arm to their pitching staff today when they signed right-hander Chad Gaudin to a Minor League contract.

He will be in big-league camp this spring.

Gaudin, 30, went 5-2 with a 3.06 ERA in 30 appearances (12 starts) last season with the Giants. He opened the season in the bullpen, posting a 2.05 ERA in 18 relief appearances, before finishing the season in the rotation, where he went 5-1 with a 3.53 ERA before finishing his season on the disabled list with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Gaudin gives the Phillies more flexibility and versatility with his ability to pitch in both the bullpen and rotation.

He is 45-44 with a 4.44 ERA in 344 appearances (87 starts) in his big-league career.

8 Comments

Finally, a quality move by RAJ. Getting this guy on a minor league deal is a steal. A quality veteran arm that could fit in the back of the rotation or bullpen swing man.
He could leave camp as the #5.

I like this move. I would like to add another guy for the BP. Adams is a big ? I think if the SP give you 6 and Pap is solid in the 9th, this guy can help in the 7th.

They need righties.

Apparently Gaudin’s good. We’ll see.

I just realized we already have 5 starters penciled in: Lee, Hamels, Gonzalez, Kendrick, Hernandez. This guy is a good swing man. Still a good signing.

It couldn’t hurt.

Good move. Plenty of questions in the starting rotation and bullpen. If Gaudin is healthy, he likely plays a big role either in the pen or the rotation.

30 years old? Kind of young for the Phillies isn’t he? They just signed 40-year old Bobby Abreu to a minor league deal.

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