Gosselin cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. It's not particularly surprising that no team was all that excited about claiming a 30-year-old with a career 78 wRC+. Gosselin will remain as organizational utility depth for the Phillies, though he's behind Sean Rodriguez and Brad Miller in that role.
Gosselin was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Friday. Gosselin hasn't been in the starting lineup since May 15 and was 3-for-13 off the bench since that start. Veteran infielder Brad Miller -- acquired from the Yankees on Thursday -- had his contract selected in a corresponding move. Gosselin could be headed to Triple-A Lehigh Valley if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Gosselin remains out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals. Manager Gabe Kapler has deployed one of the more static lineups in baseball this season, affording few opportunities to the Phillies' two utility men, Gosselin and Sean Rodriguez. Gosselin has picked up just one start since May 4 and has received only 15 at-bats over that stretch. It's going to take an injury or two before Gosselin has a chance at seeing even semi-regular work.
Gosselin went 1-for-4 with a bases-clearing double in Saturday's victory over the Rockies. Signed as nothing more than insurance back in December, the Philadelphia-area native currently occupies an important role for the Phillies as the team's everyday shortstop with both Jean Segura and Scott Kingery on the injured list with hamstring issues. Neither player is expected to miss too much time, so Gosselin's stay on the roster is likely to be short, though he could see more opportunities throughout the season whenever an extra infielder is needed.
Gosselin had his contract selected from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday. Gosselin will provide additional infield depth for the Phillies while Jean Segura nurses a hamstring injury. The 30-year-old doesn't figure to make much of an impact during his time with the big club, as he owns a combined .139/.205/.208 slash line across 60 games (78 plate appearances) over the last two seasons. Tommy Hunter was shifted to the 60-day IL to free up a roster spot for Gosselin.