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Phil Gosselin: Parts ways with Halos
The Angels released Gosselin on Wednesday.
Since Gosselin has more than three years of MLB service time, he was able to reject an outright assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake upon clearing waivers last week and instead elected free agency. Gosselin will attempt to land a minor-league deal elsewhere during the final month of the season, though he could draw limited interest after slashing .149/.182/.176 in 77 plate appearances in the majors between stops with Atlanta and the Angels this season.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Phil Gosselin: Removed from 40-man roster
Gosselin was designated for assignment by the Angels on Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Gosselin's time on the 40-man roster is over after he batted .098 with one extra-base hit over 51 at-bats since rejoining the team July 18. If the 33-year-old goes unclaimed off waivers, he'll either report to Triple-A Salt Lake or receive his outright release. The transaction opens a spot on the roster for first baseman/designated hitter Mike Ford, whose contract was selected from Triple-A ahead of Thursday's game against the Rays.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Phil Gosselin: Remains on bench
Gosselin will sit Saturday against the Twins, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Gosselin's playing time has been slipping lately, and he's now been on the bench for three of the last four games. Jose Rojas will start at third base.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Phil Gosselin: Takes seat Friday
Gosselin isn't starting Friday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Gosselin has gone 1-for-13 with a strikeout over his last five games and will be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three contests. Josh Rojas is starting at the hot corner and batting eighth.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Phil Gosselin: Not in Wednesday's lineup
Gosselin is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Athletics, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Gosselin started the past four games and will take a seat after going 1-for-10 with an RBI, a hit-by-pitch and four strikeouts. Luis Rengifo will shift to third base while Andrew Velazquez starts at shortstop.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Phil Gosselin: Loses hold of everyday role
Gosselin is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
The Angels appear to be moving away from Gosselin as their everyday third baseman, as the 33-year-old finds himself on the bench against a right-handed starting pitcher (Paul Blackburn) for the second day in a row. Luis Rengifo filled in at third base in Wednesday's 3-1 loss, but it'll be Jose Rojas that mans the hot corner Thursday. Since being claimed off waivers from Atlanta on July 18, Gosselin has gone 4-for-29 with one walk and 10 strikeouts.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Phil Gosselin: Good to go Sunday
Gosselin (head) will start at third base and bat eighth in Sunday's game against the Rangers.
Though Gosselin exited Saturday's 9-7 win after being drilled in the head by a pitch, interim manager Phil Nevin said after the contest that the 33-year-old infielder was feeling "OK," per Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register. Nevin's comments as well as Gosselin's inclusion in the lineup for the series finale implies that he passed all concussion testing administered following his departure from Saturday's contest.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Phil Gosselin: Exits after HBP
Gosselin exited Saturday's game against the Rangers after being hit in the head by a pitch, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Gosselin was conscious and walked off under his own power but exited the game in the third inning. David Fletcher entered the contest in his place, hitting eighth while playing at the keystone while Luis Rengifo moved over to third base.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Phil Gosselin: Riding pine Thursday
Gosselin isn't in the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
Gosselin started the last four games and went 3-for-16 with a triple, a run, an RBI, a walk and three strikeouts. However, he'll get a day off while Luis Rengifo shifts to third base with Andrew Velazquez starting at shortstop.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Phil Gosselin: Getting regular work at third base
Gosselin will start at third base and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the Royals, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
He'll make his fourth consecutive start at the hot corner and appears to have settled in as the Angels' primary option at the position while Anthony Rendon (wrist) is done for the season and while Matt Duffy (back) is on the 10-day injured list. Luis Rengifo has experience at third base, but the Angels have shown a preference to keep him in the lineup at either second base or shortstop while Andrew Velazquez and Michael Stefanic vie for work at the other middle-infield spot. Gosselin has gone 1-for-13 with a walk in his first four games for the Angels since being claimed off waivers from Atlanta, so he'll likely need to raise his performance at the plate to stick in a starting role once Duffy is deemed ready to return from the IL.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Phil Gosselin: Rejoins Angels
The Angels claimed Gosselin off waivers from Atlanta on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
After being designated for assignment by Atlanta a week ago, Gosselin will move on to the organization with whom he spent the 2021 campaign. The 33-year-old ended up seeing considerable playing time for the Angels last season, logging 373 plate appearances while slashing .261/.314/.362 with seven home runs and four stolen bases. Gosselin will likely be ticketed for a utility role, with his ability to play both corner-outfield spots as well as three infield positions providing the Angels with some added versatility off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Phil Gosselin: DFA'd Monday
Gosselin was designated for assignment by Atlanta on Monday.
Gosselin appears to be the odd man out in the infield after Robinson Cano joined the active roster Monday, ultimately being designated for assignment. The versatile 33-year-old will likely return to Triple-A Gwinnett, but he could be claimed off waivers by another team.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Phil Gosselin: Back on bench Wednesday
Gosselin is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.
Gosselin went 3-for-7 with a run scored while starting in both of the past two games, and he appears to be encroaching on Orlando Arcia's role as Atlanta's primary second baseman in the absence of Ozzie Albies (foot). Arcia is back in the lineup Wednesday, but his stranglehold on the everyday role is loosening while he's been in the midst of a 2-for-28 slump at the plate over his past eight contests.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Phil Gosselin: Contract selected by Atlanta
Gosselin's contract was selected by Atlanta on Tuesday.
Gosselin gets the call after Ozzie Albies fractured his left foot Monday, and Gosselin could stick around for a while, as Albies has been placed on the 60-day injured list. Orlando Arcia is expected to get the first chance to fill the vacant second base job, with Gosselin moving into Arcia's utility infield role, but it's possible Gosselin earns more time if he hits well. He's had stretches as a productive hitter in recent years, but his lifetime .261/.314/.362 line suggests he's best suited for a bench role.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Phil Gosselin: Reassigned to minor-league camp
Gosselin was reassigned to minor-league spring training Saturday.
Gosselin appeared to have a path toward a utility role after Brock Holt was released by Atlanta, but the former was unable to land a spot on the Opening Day roster. If Gosselin can turn things around at Triple-A Gwinnett after he went 1-for-8 with two strikeouts across four Grapefruit League appearances this spring, it wouldn't be surprising to see him join the major-league roster at some point.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Phil Gosselin: Clear path to roster spot
Gosselin appears to be in line for a utility role in Atlanta after Brock Holt was released Thursday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Gosselin doesn't do any one thing particularly well, but he hits just well enough to keep earning opportunities thanks to his defensive versatility. Over the last two seasons, he owns a 88 wRC+ in 475 plate appearances, which is the product of a .259/.316/.371 slash line.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Phil Gosselin: Gets minors deal with Atlanta
Gosselin signed a minor-league deal with Atlanta on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The veteran utility man will likely get an invite to big-league camp. He hit .261/.314/.362 with seven home runs and four steals in 104 games with the Angels last year.... See More ... See Less
Phil Gosselin: Parts ways with Halos
Gosselin was non-tendered by the Angels on Tuesday.
Gosselin played a significant role for the Angels in 2021 given all the team's injuries, and he finished with a .261/.314/.362 slash line, seven homers, 47 RBI and 40 runs in 104 games. It was the most extensive MLB action he's seen in his career, and he may need to settle for a minor-league deal this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Phil Gosselin: Tallies three hits, stolen base
Gosselin went 3-for-5 with two runs and a stolen base in Sunday's 7-3 win over Seattle.
Gosselin capped his most successful campaign as a major-leaguer with his first three-hit game since Aug. 19. The veteran saw the most playing time of his nine-year big-league career in 2021, registering career-high marks in homers (seven), RBI (47), runs (40) and stolen bases (four).... See More ... See Less
Angels' Phil Gosselin: Takes seat Thursday
Gosselin isn't starting Thursday's game against the Rangers.
Gosselin will get a breather after he went 1-for-12 with a run and a strikeout across the last three games. Taylor Ward will draw the start in left field and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
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