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Giants sign right-hander Chad Gaudin to minor league contract

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MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 03: Pitcher Chad Gaudin #57 of the Miami Marlins throws against the New York Mets at Marlins Park on October 3, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

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According to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press, the Giants have signed right-hander Chad Gaudin to a minor league contract. The deal presumably includes an invite to major league spring training.

Gaudin, who turns 30 in March, owns a 4.63 ERA over 10 seasons in the majors. He posted a 4.54 ERA and 57/26 K/BB ratio over 69 1/3 innings with the Marlins this past season, pitching mostly in middle relief.

If Gaudin makes the Giants’ bullpen, he will be with his ninth different MLB team. With his history of weird facial hair, it seems to be a pretty good match.