Mar 11, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Chad Gaudin (53) pitches during the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Giants Add RHP Chad Gaudin to Major League Roster


The San Francisco Giants have purchased the contract of relief pitcher Chad Gaudin to their major leaguer roster.

Gaudin signed a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training in December of last year, and impressed the Giants enough to earn a spot on the roster.

He went 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA in nine games in Cactus League action.

Gaudin will make $750,000 with additional incentives for making the team.

The 10-year veteran has pitched for seven different teams, compiling a 40-42 record with a 4.63 ERA. Bay Area fans may remember him with the A’s, where he won 11 games as a starter in 2007.

Since then, Gaudin has bounced around from coast-to-coast. After being traded to the Cubs in 2008, he has pitched for the Padres, Yankees , A’s (again), Nationals, and Marlins.

Last season, Gaudin was 4-2 with a 4.54 ERA with the Miami Marlins in 46 games out of the bullpen.

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