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The Phillies released right-hander Chad Gaudin after he failed his physical.
“We didn’t feel comfortable with the exam yesterday, so we decided to let him go,” Ruben Amaro Jr. said.
The Phillies signed Gaudin to a Minor League contract. He had a good chance to make the team as a swing man, but now the Phillies must find somebody else for that role.
“It hurts,” Amaro said. “The roles he could fill as a long guy that can sit around for 10 days and not pitch then pitch as a starter … all those things you’d like a veteran guy to do. We’re going to have to find out if that guys in our camp.”
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.