Dodgers Sign Chad Gaudin To Minor League Contract
UPDATE (Feb. 25, 9:05 a.m. PT): The Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced the signing of Chad Guadin to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Tuesday all position players had arrived at Camelback Ranch ahead of the Feb. 25 report date, which sets the stage for the first full-squad workout to be held Thursday without any unforeseen circumstances.
While pitchers and catchers have been in camp for nearly one week, the Dodgers are expected to once more add to their growing collection of pitchers, this time in the form of Chad Gaudin, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com:
Dodgers will sign pitcher Chad Gaudin NRI.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) February 25, 2015
As Eric Stephen of True Blue LA notes, Guadin will wear No. 30 with the Dodgers during Spring Training:
Chad Gaudin (no.30) is in Dodgers clubhouse. Expected to be minor league deal
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) February 25, 2015
Gaudin last pitched in the Majors with the San Francisco Giants in the 2013 season. He missed all of last year as he recovered from neck surgery and recently threw a bullpen session for Arizona Diamondbacks officials.
The 31-year-old journeymen has been with nine teams in his 11-year career as both a starter and relief pitcher. While Gaudin made a career-high 34 starts in 2007, he’s made just 12 starts in his last 128 appearances.
Gaudin made 30 appearances with the Giants in 2013, 12 of which were starts. He finished with a 5-2 record, 3.06 ERA and 3.34 FIP in 97.0 innings with the Dodgers’ longtime rival. Gaudin is a career 45-44 with a 4.44 ERA in 344 appearances (87 starts).
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