Gosselin remains on the bench for Sunday's game against the Twins. As expected, the signing of Adam Eaton, recent call-up of Brandon Marsh and reinstatement of Justin Upton from the injured list since the All-Star break have closed the door on Gosselin handling a regular role in the outfield. After manning left field in each of the Angels' first 11 games in July, Gosselin has started only twice in the team's subsequent seven contests.
Gosselin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners. After going 10-for-44 (.227 average) with one home run and seven RBI while starting each of the past 10 games in left field in place of the injured Justin Upton (back), Gosselin will retreat to the bench in favor of Taylor Ward. With the Angels recently bringing in Adam Eaton and Ward seemingly secure in an everyday role in at least one of the corner-outfield spots, Gosselin's days as a lineup regular could be numbered.
Gosselin went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a walk in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Orioles. Gosselin knocked in a run in the first inning on a fielder's choice and singled in the fifth frame, scoring Jared Walsh. He was the only player in the game to have multiple RBI. The 32-year-old is batting .385 over his last 10 games, with a pair of homers and seven RBI in that stretch. Although he has just 103 plate appearances to this point, he is having one of the best hitting seasons of his career, slashing .319/.379/.468.
Gosselin went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, a walk and an additional run scored Wednesday in an 11-8 victory versus the Yankees. Gosselin got the Angels off to a fast start with a two-run blast to right field in the first inning. The impact of the long ball seemed to lose its oomph after New York plated seven runs in the bottom of the frame, but the Angels stormed back with seven ninth-inning runs to take the victory. Gosselin has begun to emerge as a key piece in the Angels' offense due to a standout June during which he slashed .419/.471/.613 with two homers and six RBI across 31 plate appearances.
Gosselin went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's 6-4 win over Tampa Bay. Gosselin drilled a solo shot off Matt Wisler in the eighth inning to put the Angels on top. It was just his second homer of the year and first since May 20. The veteran utilityman raised his season OPS to .862 with seven extra-base hits in 33 games. Gosselin has gone 8-for-14 (.571) over his last six appearances.