Gosselin went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double and four total RBI in a 7-1 win over Minnesota in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader.
The utilityman opened the scoring with a solo shot in the first inning. In the second, he added a three-RBI double, and the Angels never looked back. Gosselin has been effective since his callup on May 4. He's slashing .311/.354/.489 with one homer, seven RBI and five runs scored across 48 plate appearances.
Gosselin will start at third base and bat seventh Wednesday against the Astros.
Gosselin and Jose Rojas have both been able to pick up regular work in the infield of late with Anthony Rendon (knee) and Jose Iglesias (back) missing time with injuries. Iglesias is returning to the lineup Wednesday, so Gosselin may now have to fend off Rojas for playing time at third base while Rendon remains on the IL. Gosselin has gone 4-for-9 with a double and a walk while starting in each of the previous three games at the hot corner.
Gosselin had his contract selected by the Angels and is starting at third base against the Rays.
Gosselin missed out on the Halos' Opening Day roster but will join the team one month into the season with Anthony Rendon battling a knee injury. Scott Schebler was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Gosselin signed a minor-league deal which includes an invitation to big-league camp with the Angels on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
The veteran utility man had one of the best seasons of his career with the Phillies last season, though his .250/.324/.402 slash line in 39 games still wasn't anything particularly special. If he can continue to produce a batting line close to league average while filling in nearly everywhere on the diamond, however, he'll stand a good chance of at least locking up a bench spot. Even if that happens, there's little fantasy upside in a 32-year-old with a career 81 wRC+.
Gosselin was outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster Friday and elected free agency, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
The suburban Philadelphia native was a fan favorite during his time with the team thanks to his local roots and occasional big hit, though his overall contributions were fairly minor. In 170 plate appearances with his childhood team over the last two seasons, he hit a modest .255/.312/.363. He started everywhere but catcher and center field during his Phillies tenure, and that versatility will likely be his most attractive skill on the open market.
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.
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|06/12||@ ARI||W 8-7||1||0||1||0||1||0||0|
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|06/08||vs KC||W 8-1||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|06/03||vs SEA||L 2-6||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
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|05/30||@ OAK||W 4-2||3||0||1||0||1||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|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|