Gosselin is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
After making three straight starts at first base in place of an injured Rhys Hoskins (elbow), Gosselin will be on the bench for a second consecutive contest while Alec Bohm moves across the diamond to replace him. The injuries to Hoskins and outfielders Jay Bruce (quadriceps) and Kyle Garlick (oblique) would normally put Gosselin in a good position to play regularly, but his slumping bat is beginning to cost him some opportunities. Since the start of September, Gosselin is slashing .130/.286/.217 in 12 games.
Gosselin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Gosselin has been filling the short side of a platoon with Jay Bruce (quadriceps) for much of the season. Even though the latter was placed on the injured list Saturday, Gosselin won't necessarily have a clear path to an everyday role, as the Phillies could choose to rotate a number of regulars at the DH spot while Bruce is sidelined. Gosselin, who has posted a 1.047 OPS in 46 plate appearances this season, should at least keep drawing frequent starts versus left-handed pitching.
Gosselin went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, an RBI double and two runs scored in Tuesday's 13-6 win over the Red Sox.
Gosselin pinch hit for Scott Kingery in the sixth inning and scored Didi Gregorius with his RBI double. Gosselin then scored on a Roman Quinn single. In the seventh, Gosselin launched his third homer of the year, a solo shot off Red Sox reliever Colten Brewer. In limited time, the 31-year-old Gosselin has slashed .429/.500/.857 with eight RBI and eight runs scored across 32 plate appearances.
Gosselin will serve as the Phillies' designated hitter and leadoff man in Monday's game against the Braves.
Gosselin has typically worked as a short-side platoon partner at DH with Jay Bruce this season, but there will be room for both players in the lineup against Braves southpaw Sean Newcomb with outfielder Andrew McCutchen getting a day off. McCutchen's absence will open up the leadoff spot for Gosselin, though the 31-year-old should bat in the bottom half of the lineup more often than not in any future starts he receives.
Gosselin went 3-for-3 with a pair of home runs, three RBI and a walk in a win over Miami on Saturday.
Gosselin was a question mark to even make the club heading into the season, but he justified the Phillies' decision to give him a roster spot with a career-best performance in his first game of the campaign. Serving as the team's designated hitter, Gosselin broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run homer in the sixth inning and followed that with a solo shot in the eighth. The power display was certainly unexpected given the fact that Gosselin had previously hit only seven homers in 597 career at-bats. Saturday's effort may earn the 31-year-old more playing time, but fantasy managers would be wise to resist pouring FAAB dollars into acquiring him on the basis of a one-game outburst.
Gosselin's contract was selected by the Phillies on Friday.
The suburban Philadelphia native will get his second chance to play for his hometown team after appearing in 44 games for them last season. The 31-year-old's defensive versatility makes him a useful player at the end of the bench, but the Phillies likely don't want him playing too often, as he's a lifetime .263/.312/.355 hitter, good for just a 78 wRC+. Arquimedes Gamboa was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Gosselin will join the Phillies' 30-man roster Thursday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Gosselin was a non-roster invitee during spring training and summer camp, but general manager Matt Klentak confirmed Thursday that he'll be added to the roster to begin the regular season. The 31-year-old appeared in 44 games for the Phillies last season, hitting .262/.294/.308 with seven RBI and should play a bench role during the shortened 2020 season.
Gosselin will be part of the Phillies' 60-man roster.
Gosselin, who is not on the 40-man roster, was a non-roster invitee to spring camp and will be extended the same opportunity upon the season's restart. He has an uphill battle for playing time already, however, as the team has plenty of veteran depth at the infield spots. He'd presumably need to beat out the likes of Neil Walker, Josh Harrison or Logan Forsythe to retain an active spot when rosters cut down to 30.
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.
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|09/26||@ TB||L 3-4||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2010||AFA-Myrtle Beach Pelican||6||26||2||4||1||1||0||0||--||7||0||0||.154||.154||.269|
|2017||AAA-Round Rock Express||10||32||3||7||1||0||0||3||2||9||0||0||.219||.265||.250|
|2019||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||78||296||54||93||20||5||8||47||46||61||3||2||.314||.405||.497|