The Nationals announced that they unconditionally released Chad Gaudin. Earlier in the week, the Nationals designated Gaudin for assignment after recalling him from his rehab assignment and reinstating him from the 15-day disabled list.
The 28-year-old posted a 3.52 ERA with 8.2 K/9 and 1.8 BB/9 in 15 1/3 minor league innings during his rehab stint. In nine big league seasons, Gaudin has a 4.63 ERA with 7.1 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9. He spent last season with the A's and Yankees, before signing with Washington in December.