Gosewisch went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Wednesday's loss to Toronto. The 32-year-old catcher hit just the third home run of his career Wednesday, and first this season. Gosewisch has played in five games since being called up July 1, but notched an RBI or extra-base hit through his first 15 at-bats until his meaningless homer in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 10-4 loss. With backup catcher Chris Herrmann (hamstring) hitting the 15-day DL, Gosewisch will stick around with the big league club for now, but he holds minimal fantasy value outside of being a value play when he earns a spot start.
Gosewisch was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Thursday. Gewis had a putrid spring at the plate, batting below the Mendoza line, so the Diamondbacks will go with Chris Herrmann as their backup catcher to start the season. That being said, Gosewisch could find his way back to Arizona if he hits better in the minors.
Gosewisch is "100 percent ready to go" for spring training after dealing with an ACL tear through most of the entire 2015 season, MLB.com reports. Gosewisch appeared in just 38 games in 2015 due to the injury, but he hit just .211/.261/.281 before he went down. He'll compete for the backup catcher job, but it'll be a battle, as he'll have to beat out Chris Herrmann and Oscar Hernandez to make the team.
Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch underwent surgery on his right knee on Friday. Gosewisch was diagnosed with a torn ACL earlier in the week, and it seems likely that his season is over. "He feels great," D-backs manager Chip Hale said, per MLB.com. "What they told us was there were no issues in the knee other than that, so that's good." Gosewisch was with the team on Saturday, but will not travel with the team on their up-coming road trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch has been diagnosed with a fully torn ACL, the club announced early Tuesday morning. Gosewisch's injury was initially considered a jammed knee before an MRI revealed a tear. He will need to have surgery to repair the damage to the ligament. This injury will end Gosewisch's season. He finishes the year with a slash line of .211/.261/.281.