Aug 16, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Chad Gaudin (57) throws against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Hot Stove: Phillies officially sign Chad Gaudin

The Philadelphia Phillies have added starting rotation and bullpen depth to their 2014 roster.

Buster Olney of ESPN had the word that the Phils had officially signed right handed pitcher Chad Gaudin. It was rumored yesterday that the team had put an offer out to the soon-to-be-31-year-old and now the veteran has a new home. He has signed with Philadelphia on a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite.

Gaudin, who has eleven Major League seasons under his belt, has pitched for Tampa Bay (as the Devil Rays), Toronto, Oakland(twice), Chicago Cubs, San Diego, New York Yankees(twice), Washington, Miami, and most recently San Francisco. Over that time frame, he has compiled a career 45-44 record with a 4.44 ERA in 344 games over 836.1 IP.

Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) reports that Gaudin will serve the same role that he did with the Giants last season should he make the team out of Spring Training, that of a long man in the bullpen who can make spot starts.

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