Dodgers sign Chad Gaudin

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Veteran right-hander Chad Gaudin, who missed all of last season with a neck injury, has signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers.

Gaudin signed with the Phillies last spring, but then failed his physical exam and was released. He last pitched for the Giants in 2013, throwing 97 innings with a 3.06 ERA, but he’s 32 years old and did not post an ERA under 4.40 in any season from 2007-2012.

Los Angeles is stockpiling pitching depth and Gaudin could help as a fifth starter or middle reliever at some point.

Report: Rangers sign Jordan Lyles to two-year, $16 million deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.

The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.