Gossett will have the opportunity to compete for a starting spot in Oakland's rotation over spring training, Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News reports.
Gossett was a liability on the mound last season, throwing to the tune of a 6.11 ERA and 1.61 WHIP over 18 games (91.1 innings). The long ball gave him troubles, as he surrendered 21 in that time, giving him a 2.1 HR/9. However, the A's rotation is rather thin, so he'll have the chance to leave spring training with a starting spot if he impresses. Jharel Cotton will be Gossett's main source of competition to be Oakland's fifth starter.
Gossett (4-11) gave up four runs on five hits and a walk in just 1.2 innings pitched en route to the loss Saturday against the Rangers.
The 24-year-old only gave up one homer in this abbreviated start - a two-run shot by Joey Gallo in the second inning - but was unable to escape the second inning after a one-two-three first. Gossett will conclude the 2017 season with a 6.11 ERA and a putrid 2.1 HR/9. He'll likely get a shot at retaining a rotation spot in 2018 just because of the lack of other viable options Oakland has at the moment, but he won't be relevant at all in fantasy until he can keep the ball in the park.
Gossett (4-10) lasted just 4.1 innings Monday against the Mariners, allowing seven runs on six hits and two walks en route to the loss. He struck out four.
Every run the right-hander gave up came via the home run ball, as he served up four home runs in his brief outing. He did fill up the zone fairly well, tossing 52 of his 83 offerings for strikes, but his inability to keep the ball in the park ultimately spelled his doom in this one. This is the second consecutive start in which Gossett allowed at least six runs and failed to escape the fifth inning, raising his ERA to a rough 5.82 mark. The 24-year-old will look to end the season on a high note when he takes the hill against the Rangers over the weekend.
Gossett was smacked around to the tune of six runs on nine hits and three walks over 4.2 innings in a no-decision against Detroit on Tuesday.
With a 5.38 ERA and 1.56 WHIP, Gossett isn't attracting many fantasy owners in his rookie campaign. The 24-year-old has been brutally homer-prone (16 in 85.1 innings), and while his walk rate isn't too bad, his control has wavered from start to start. Gossett's track record in the minors suggests better times may be in his future, but he lacks elite upside anyway, so it's best to take a wait-and-see approach.
Gossett (4-9) allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and three strikeouts over 5.1 innings to take the loss Thursday at Fenway Park.
Gossett came up two outs short of a second consecutive quality start and was saddled with the loss despite breezing through the first four innings. He was victimized by a Christian Vazquez home run in the fifth and allowed an RBI double to Andrew Benintendi in the next frame before getting the hook. Reliever Ryan Dull then allowed Benintendi to score, adding another run to Gossett's ledger. The rookie will next take the mound Tuesday in Detroit.
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