Goeddel was released by the Nationals on Saturday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Since jumping prematurely to the big leagues in 2016 as a Rule 5 draft pick with the Phillies, Goeddel hasn't looked particularly close to getting back to The Show. The 26-year-old recorded a .208/.300/.289 slash line in 69 games for Double-A Harrisburg prior to earning his release.
Goeddel agreed to a minor-league contract with the Nationals, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
Goeddel received 234 plate appearances with the Phillies in 2016, but that was largely a byproduct of him being a Rule 5 selection rather than earning his way to the majors on merit. In the two seasons since, he's played exclusively at the Double-A or Triple-A ranks in the Phillies, Reds and Dodgers organizations. He slashed a collective .219/.298/.329 between three minor-league stops in 2018.
Goeddel joined the Dodgers on a minor-league deal and will be assigned to Double-A Tulsa, Barry Lewis of the Tulsa World reports.
The 25-year-old, who hasn't seen the major leagues since 2016, was hitting .229/.326/.349 with one home run and 10 RBI for the Reds' Triple-A Louisville. Goeddel will serve as organizational depth for the Dodgers.
Goeddel cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.
Goeddel joins a crowded outfield at Louisville, led by highly-touted left fielder Jesse Winker, so it's going to be tough to make an immediate impact. Nonetheless, it's a new beginning for the 24-year-old after being designated for assignment by the Phillies last week, though he'll need to improve upon his .192/.258/.291 slash line from 2016 if he wants to get back to the big leagues.
Goeddel was claimed off waivers by the Reds on Wednesday, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports.
Goeddel, the top Rule 5 draft pick in the winter of 2015, spent all of the 2016 campaign at the big-league level, but was DFA'd this offseason after batting just .192 in 92 games. The Reds decided to take a flier on the young outfielder given their focus on acquiring young talent, although the multitude of outfield options in Cincinnati and Triple-A Louisville forced the Reds to option him straight to Double-A Pensacola.
Goeddel was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Thursday, Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The move was made to clear room on the 40-man roster for Brock Stassi, who made the Phillies' Opening Day roster on Thursday. Goeddel slashed just .192/.258/.291 in 213 at-bats with the Phillies in 2016.
Goeddel will begin the season at Double-A Reading, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
It's a drastic fall for Goeddel, who played in 92 games with the Phillies last season as a Rule 5 pick. However, with no room at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, the team had little choice but to place the left fielder the next rung down. "I'm not too happy about that, but you can't control it," he said. Nonetheless, the demotion will warrant plenty of playing opportunities for Goeddel and allow him to find his swing after a difficult spring (7-for-28 with 12 strikeouts).
Goeddel is expected to open the season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports.
Goeddel is in camp competing for a bench job, but there is little chance he cracks the active roster after losing a year of development as a Rule 5 pick last season. He hit a paltry .192 with a .549 OPS, and managed just 55 at-bats after the All-Star break. He is expected to rotate through the outfield and DH spot at Triple-A where he could position himself for another look in the majors this summer if he gets off to a strong start.
Manager Pete Mackanin said he was unsure if Goeddel (concussion) will be able to play again this season, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Goeddel was hit in the head by a 93 mph fastball last Wednesday. He left the Phillies on Saturday to continue to be monitored for a concussion he suffered after being hit by the pitch.
Goeddel was diagnosed with a concussion Thursday, Jack McCaffery of the Delaware County Daily Times reports.
After being hit in the head by a pitch Wednesday night, it seems one of the worst-case scenarios happened to Goeddel. Unfortunately, this could keep the Rule-5 pick out for the rest of the season if he doesn't clear the concussion protocol quickly enough, but his status should become clearer as he continues to rest over the coming days.
Goeddel left Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch on the side of the helmet, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
The ball that hit Goeddel was clocked at 93 mph, but fortunately, he was able to stand up and walk off the field under his own power. Goeddel will be subjected to a battery of tests before being cleared to return to action.
Manager Pete Mackanin said he does not intend to play Goeddel more frequently over the remainder of the season, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Goeddel has just 27 at-bats in August and will continue to see sporadic play next month. He's hit just .191/.250/.296 with four home runs in 199 at-bats this season.
Goeddel is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Dodgers, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports.
With the right-handed Kenta Maeda taking the mound for the Dodgers, Goeddel will sit out and Cody Asche will start in left field. Goeddel may return to the lineup Wednesday, as Scott Kazmir is scheduled to start for the Dodgers.
Goeddel went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and a steal -- the first of his career -- against the Marlins on Wednesday.
His two-run shot in the first inning ended up being all the offense the Phillies would need for a victory, but Goeddel chipped in an RBI single the very next inning just to be sure. Unfortunately, this was a rare shining moment for the 23-year-old outfielder, who had previously collected exactly one hit in the month of July and is still hitting a brutal .216 with an 8:39 BB:K in limited playing time.
Goeddel went 0-for-2 after entering Friday's game as a pinch hitter.
Goeddel has seen his playing time sharply reduced with both Cody Asche and Peter Bourjos playing well. Over the Phillies last 30 games, Goeddel has played in 19 contests and has hit .135 with a .357 OPS in 37 at-bats.
Goeddel is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.
With Goeddel starting in left field, Cody Asche will return to the bench. Over the last 14 days, Goeddel has gone just 2-for-15 and struck out three times. Additionally, Goeddel is hitting just .205 against left-handed pitchers, which could be trouble against southpaw Robbie Ray of the Diamondbacks.
Goeddel is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, Stephen Gross of the Morning Call reports.
Goeddel will be on the bench for the seventh time in the last eight games. Even though manager Pete Mackanin said that it is still a priority for him to play Goeddel as much as possible, he is losing time to Cody Asche and Jimmy Paredes, the two Phillies manning the corner-outfield spots for Saturday's game. Goeddel is hitting .234 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 128 at-bats on the year, but the 23-year-old is only 5-for-30 in June.
Goeddel is not in Friday's lineup against the Diamondbacks, Stephen Gross of the Morning Call reports.
Goeddel started Thursday's game against the Blue Jays after sitting out the past five games in favor of Cody Asche and Jimmy Paredes in the corner outfield spots. In Thursday's game, Goeddel continued his struggles at the plate, going 0-for-2 with a strikeout. Peter Bourjos will get the start in right field for Friday's game.
Goeddel is starting in left field and batting seventh against Toronto on Thursday, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports.
He has not started the last five games as Phillies manager Pete Mackanin has elected to go with Cody Asche and Jimmy Paredes in the corner outfield positions recently. Goeddel is just 8-for-44 (.182) over his last 16 games to go along with 12 strikeouts. He'll look to get back on track against J.A. Happ on Thursday.
Manager Pete Mackanin said it is still a priority for him to play Goeddel as much as possible, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports.
Goeddel was on the bench for the fifth straight game Wednesday, so the manager's actions don't necessarily align with his statement. Mackanin said he has to play Cody Asche and wants to see Jimmy Paredes get at-bats which leaves Goeddel with a reduced role right now. Peter Bourjos, who started in right field Wednesday, is also still in the mix for at-bats, though his role has also been significantly reduced.
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