Former Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Chad Gaudin has signed a minor-league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies that includes an invite to major league spring training.
Gaudin was 5-2 with a 3.06 earned-run average in 30 games last year for the San Francisco Giants. He made 12 starts and held hitters to a .227 batting average.
The 30-year-old Gaudin began last season with 18 relief appearances and posted a 2.05 ERA in those games before moving to the starting rotation in June.
His season ended in mid-August when he was placed on the disabled list with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Gaudin is 45-44 with a 4.44 ERA in 344 games, including 87 starts, for Tampa, Toronto, Oakland A's, Chicago Cubs, San Diego, New York Yankees, Washington, Miami and the Giants.