Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News is reporting the San Francisco Giants have placed starting pitcher Chad Gaudin on the 15-Day DL with carpal tunnel and announced Barry Zito will start Wednesday afternoon against the Boston Red Sox.
The Giants also recalled left-handed pitcher Mike Kickham and right-handed pitcher Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno, while designating Jeff Francoeur for assignment.
Gaudin was 5-2 with a 3.06 ERA in 30 games and started 12 of them for the Giants. The team went 8-4 in his starts. Zito returns to the starting rotation and has been most effective at home, going 4-1 with a 3.18 ERA in 12 starts.
Francoeur batted .194 in 22 games, smacking 12 hits, two doubles, four RBI's and 12 strikeouts in 62 at-bats.
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