Gosselin agreed to a minor-league contract with Cincinnati on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. Gosselin played in 40 major-league games split between Pittsburgh and Texas during this past year, but slashed just .146/.180/.188 with two RBI in 50 plate appearances. He spent a majority of his time at the minor-league level, but has demonstrated enough ability to find time on the field in a reserve role in the big leagues, as he did with Arizona in 2016.
Gosselin declined his outright assignment to Triple-A Round Rock and elected free agency. Gosselin elected to become a free agent rather than report back to the Rangers' minor-league affiliate after clearing waivers Tuesday. The 29-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Pirates earlier in the year, but he appeared in just 12 games and registered eight plate appearances. While he struggled with both teams this season (.146/.180/.188 line across 50 plate appearances), his respectable .288/.340/.411 line in 358 plate appearances in the majors between 2015-16 should land him a minor-league deal elsewhere.
Gosselin was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. Now that the minor-league season is over, Gosselin will join the Rangers for a final time. He'll serve as a utility player off the bench, and given his weak .146/.186/.171 line in 31 major-league games this season, he doesn't figure to see much playing time down the stretch.
Gosselin was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The Rangers needed to open up a roster spot for the returning Carlos Gomez (shoulder), and Gosselin was the corresponding roster casualty. Gosselin didn't register an at-bat during his most recent stint with the big club.
Gosselin was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. Joey Gallo (concussion) was sent to the 7-day DL, so Gosselin will rejoin the Rangers for the second time in less than a week. The 28-year-old has struggled at the plate this season, slashing .146/.186/.171 through 29 games, but he owns a more respectable .271/.320/.367 line across 245 career games. He'll serve as a utility player off the bench.