Gosselin signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Thursday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Gosselin became a free agent after refusing an outright assignment to the minors in early November, but he will now return to the Phillies on a minor-league deal. The 31-year-old will get a chance to compete for a spot on the big-league roster in spring training after hitting .262/.294/.308 with seven RBI over 44 games with the Phillies in 2019.
Gosselin became a free agent Monday after refusing an outright assignment to the minors.
Gosselin got into 44 games for the Phillies last season but wasn't particularly good, hitting .262/.294/.308 with zero homers. He'll likely be looking for a minor-league deal this winter.
The Phillies selected Gosselin's contract from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
The versatile veteran will provide Philadelphia with additional depth at every infield spot, but he's not expected to fall into regular playing time in September. Gosselin slashed .245/.260/.306 across 50 plate appearances with the Phillies earlier in the season.
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.
Gosselin has failed to make the Phillies' Opening Day roster and will report to minor-league camp Tuesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Gosselin is best suited to fill an organizational depth role at the Triple-A level, and that's likely what he'll do this season. He's not on the 40-man roster, so there's no guarantee he'll be called on when injuries strike the Phillies' infield.
Gosselin signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Tuesday, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Gosselin started 2018 at Triple-A Louisville with the Reds and went 3-for-24 in 20 major-league games before being designated for assignment and claimed by the Braves. The 30-year-old spent the rest of the season at Triple-A Gwinnett, where he slashed .251/.319/.384 in 81 games. Gosselin should serve as organizational infield depth for the Phillies.
The Braves outrighted Gosselin to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.
As anticipated, the veteran utility man went unclaimed off waivers after getting designated for assignment two days earlier. Gosselin never ended up seeing any action with the Braves after being added to the 40-man roster in May, but he appeared in 20 games for the Reds earlier this season, recording three hits in 24 at-bats.
Gosselin was designated for assignment by the Braves on Sunday.
Gosselin was removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Evan Phillips, who was called up to replace the injured Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder). The utility man hasn't hit above .150 since 2016, though his .263/.314/.361 career line over parts of six big-league seasons could be enough for another team to claim him and use him in a bench role.
Gosselin was claimed off waivers by the Braves on Thursday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Gosselin, who was cut loose by the Reds after hitting just .125/.250/.250 across 28 plate appearances, will report to Triple-A Gwinnett. The 29-year-old should serve as organizational depth for the Braves.
Gosselin was sent down to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.
Gosselin was cast off the Reds' roster due to the return of David Hernandez (shoulder) from the disabled list. Over 20 appearances with the team this season, Gosselin has gone 3-for-24 (.125 average) with one home run and two RBI. The utility man does not make much of an impact at the fantasy level and will continue to serve as organizational depth for Cincinnati in the minors.
Gosselin went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in the Reds' 10-4 victory over the Brewers on Monday.
Following Eugenio Suarez's (thumb) placement on the disabled list April 9, the Reds have taken a committee approach to third base, with the starts being divvied up fairly evenly among Alex Blandino (three), Cliff Pennington (three) and Gosselin (two). With all three players hitting under .170 for the season, the Reds could be warming up to the idea of giving top prospect Nick Senzel a call to the majors, but there's been no indication that a promotion is imminent. As a result, expect Gosselin to continue picking up occasional starts at the position until further notice as manager Bryan Price tries to identify the best option at the hot corner.
Gosselin earned a spot on the Reds' Opening Day roster Sunday following a wave of transactions, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
After the Reds shipped out five players to minor-league camp and released Ben Revere, Gosselin and Phillip Ervin secured places on the Cincinnati bench. Gosselin, who is capable of playing every infield spot as well as the corner outfield, will provide the team with an extra utility option alongside Cliff Pennington.
General manager Dick Williams said Gosselin will most likely be the Reds' backup shortstop in 2018, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Gosselin joined Cincinnati on a minor-league deal earlier in the winter after struggling to a .146/.180/.188 line across 40 games (50 plate appearances) between Pittsburgh and Texas last season. Despite his struggles in 2017, Gosselin has proven he can be serviceable at the major-league level if given the opportunity, as evidenced by his .282/.330/.385 slash line in 212 games (494 plate appearances) with the Braves and Diamondbacks from 2014-2016. Based on his previous track record and a lack of other options in Cincinnati, the 29-year-old will enter spring with the inside track to earn an Opening Day role as Jose Peraza's backup at shortstop. Even if he does break camp as a reserve infielder, Gosselin won't warrant fantasy attention.
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.
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