Giants Add RHP Chad Gaudin to Major League Roster

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

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.

Topics: Chad Gaudin, San Francisco Giants

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