LOS ANGELES -- The Giants delayed their decision regarding right-hander Chad Gaudin's playing status, partly because he wouldn't be ready to pitch until Monday anyway after throwing his simulated game Friday.
Manager Bruce Bochy indicated that the longer Gaudin remains inactive, the more likely it is that he'll return as a reliever if and when he's activated from the disabled list. Gaudin has relieved and started this season.
Gaudin, who was sidelined with carpal tunnel syndrome, has not pitched since Aug. 16 at Miami. He made his first 18 appearances in relief, recording a 2.05 ERA. Gaudin then replaced right-hander Ryan Vogelsong in the rotation and posted a 5-1 record with a 3.53 ERA in 12 starts.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.