Nationals release reliever Chad Gaudin

WASHINGTON -- Right-handed reliever Chad Gaudin was unconditionally released by the Washington Nationals on Thursday.

The Nationals reinstated Gaudin from the disabled list and designated him for assignment Tuesday night. He missed 75 games after being placed on the DL in April with right shoulder inflammation.

Gaudin went 1-1 with a 6.48 ERA in 10 appearances for the Nationals this season.