The Phillies announced on Tuesday they have signed right-handed pitcher Chad Gaudin to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. The right-hander spent last season with the San Francisco Giants.
Gaudin, who turns 31 in March, went 5-2 with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP in 30 games last season with San Francisco that included 12 starts. Prior to 2013, he had not started a Major League game since 2009 when he made 25 starts between the San Diego Padres and New York Yankees. Gaudin has a career 4.44 ERA and has spent most of his time coming out of the bullpen.
If the name rings a bell, it might be because of the strange incident he was involved in last January and later charged in July. Gaudin was allegedly intoxicated at a Las Vegas hospital when he we approached a woman on a gurney and touched her breasts according to the report. He refused to leave when an attendant asked him to leave and was later was charged with open and gross lewdness.
I guess a minor league deal with a spring training invite can't hurt. He's a depth signing plus he's over 30 so he fits the bill as a Phillie.
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