Ruben Amaro has been scouring the free agent market for a cost effective swingman, and he found one in the form of Chad Gaudin. The 30 year old right-handed pitcher inked a minor league contract with the Phillies and if healthy, is likely to make the squad out of spring training.
Gaudin was great with the Giants last season, before being shutdown due to arm issues. He made 30 appearances, 12 of them starts, pitching 97 innings with a 3.06 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. Over his 11 year career with the Nationals, A's, Marlins, Blue Jays, Cubs, Padres, Yankees, Rays, and San Francisco, he's compiled a 45-44 record with a 4.44 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 836.1 innings (344 G, 87 GS). Walks have hurt him in the past, having issued 4.1 BB/9 in the Majors.