MLB roundup: Phillies release Chad Gaudin

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Gaudin is a free agent again after a failed his physical.

The Phillies have released Chad Gaudin after the right hander failed a physical exam, as Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.

Philadelphia signed Gaudin in January. At the time, general manager Ruben Amaro said he had a "very good chance to make the team." However, unspecified issues arose during his physical and the club decided to cut Gaudin, despite his potential utility out of the bullpen.

Last season, Gaudin pitched well for the Giants -- 3.06 ERA in 97 innings -- but was forced to cut his season short after being diagnosed with carpel tunnel syndrome. That performance might earn him another shot with another team, but if his medical issues are serious enough, he might not be able to secure a deal immediately.

Aledmys Diaz showcases for scouts

Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz held a showcase for scouts Thursday, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. Teams in attendance included the Yankees, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Mariners, Padres, and Giants.

The opinions on Diaz's defense have been mixed, but he hit .315/.404/.500 in his last season before defecting and his offensive skill set has earned high marks from scouts.

Andrew Cashner will not be subject to an innings limit

Padres' righty Andrew Cashner is not expected to have any workload limitations this season, according to Jeff Sanders of UT San Diego. Cashner, who just won his arbitration case and will earn $2.4 million in 2014, pitched his first season in the rotation last year. The club limited him to 175 innings exactly, which was partially an effort to ease him into the rotation, and partially because of the finger injury that caused him to miss time. He began 2013 in the bullpen, but this season, the Padres appear to be ready to let him off the leash.

Randy Wolf contracts details

Randy Wolf and the Mariners agreed to a one-year deal earlier this offseason that includes a variety of performance-based incentives, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Wolf, now 37 years old, can earn up to $4.25 million next season. He'll make $1 million if he makes the team out of spring training, and has several opportunities to make more. The escalators are all based on innings pitched, start totals, and relief appearances. Wolf could serve as a swingman for Seattle if he's able to earn a place on the team.

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