Chad Gaudin failed physical exam, released by Phillies

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Chad Gaudin signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies three weeks ago, but he failed the physical exam and was released today.

Gaudin would have earned $750,000 if he made the Opening Day roster out of spring training after throwing 97 innings with a 3.06 ERA for the Giants at age 30. However, he missed time with carpal tunnel syndrome that required surgery, which is presumably the cause of the failed physical now.

At the time of the signing Gaudin was linked to a handful of teams, so it’s possible he’ll be able to land a similar contract elsewhere.