Giants sign Chad Gaudin to minor league contract

Marc Serota

The San Francisco Giants signed Chad Gaudin to a minor league deal.

The San Francisco Giants continue to make offseason moves. Today they have agreed with right-handed pitcher Chad Gaudin to a minor league deal according to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press.

Gaudin has been around the league and signed numerous minor league contracts, coming off deals with the Oakland Athletics, Washington Nationals, Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins the last few seasons. Gaudin will turn 30 years old this March. He has posted an ERA of 4.63 over the past decade, striking out 585 batters over 739.1 innings pitched.

There are some definite benefits If Gaudin makes the 40-man roster of the Giants, he's set to earn $750,000 in the major leagues and $150,000 in the minor leagues. Gaudin is set to earn an additional $50,000 if he pitches 35 games, another $50,000 for 40 games, and another $50,000 for 45, 50 and 55 games each.

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