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Phillies release veteran right-hander Gaudin

Club not comfortable with results of physical after signing pitcher to Minors deal

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CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies have released right-hander Chad Gaudin after he failed his physical.

"We didn't feel comfortable with the exam yesterday, so we decided to let him go," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.

The Phillies had signed Gaudin to a Minor League contract in January. He had a good chance to make the team as a swing man, but now the Phils must find somebody else for that role.

"It hurts," Amaro said. "The roles he could fill as a long guy that can sit around for 10 days and not pitch, then pitch as a starter ... all those things you'd like a veteran guy to do. We're going to have to find out if that guy's in our camp."

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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