Chad Gaudin makes Giants' roster 

click to enlarge Journeyman right-hander Gaudin will start the season in the Giants’ bullpen after a solid spring training in which he went 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA. - USA TODAY SPORTS FILE PHOTO
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  • Journeyman right-hander Gaudin will start the season in the Giants’ bullpen after a solid spring training in which he went 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA.

The Giants selected the contract Tuesday of right-hander Chad Gaudin from the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, meaning he will begin the season in San Francisco’s bullpen.

Gaudin, who turned 30 on Sunday, is 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA in nine spring training games, including two starts.
He was 4-2 with a 4.54 ERA in 46 games with Miami in 2012 and was signed by the Giants to a minor league contract on Dec. 13.

He gets a contract that pays him $750,000 in the majors and $120,000 in the minors and can earn $250,000 in performance bonuses in the big leagues: $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 games.

Gaudin is no stranger to the Bay Area, having previously pitched for the A’s from 2006-08.

Bochy happy with health: Giants manager Bruce Bochy saw something very positive this spring training — few injuries for the World Series champions. “It looks like we’re coming out of it pretty good,” Bochy said.

The Giants will wrap up the Arizona portion of their schedule today by playing at the Diamondbacks before returning home for a three-game Bay Bridge exhibition series with the A’s.

The only injury concern for Bochy at this point appears to be the status of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who has been sidelined with inflammation of a nerve in his right elbow.

Bochy said he is hopeful that the World Series MVP will be ready for  Opening Day on Monday against Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium.

Pence, Belt key spring win: Hunter Pence hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the fifth inning to boost his spring average to .361 as the Giants edged the Padres 4-2 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Brandon Belt, who started in left field and finished at his regular first base spot, had three hits to raise his average to .453 after sitting out two games with a mild neck strain.

Bond wins award: Infielder Brock Bond was chosen as the Giants’ Harry S. Jordan Award recipient. The honor goes to the minor leaguer in his first big league camp who exemplifies the team’s spirit.

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