Gossett signed a minor-league deal with the Red Sox on Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Gossett was originally drafted by the Red Sox but elected to go to college instead. He's spent his entire professional career thus far as a member of the Athletics' organization, posting a 5.91 ERA in 23 starts at the big-league level. He hasn't pitched at any level since suffering an elbow injury early in the 2018 season which wound up requiring Tommy John surgery. There's certainly a chance he finds his way to a rotation spot in Boston this year, but the surgery and the lack of a track record at the highest level mean expectations should be rather low.
Gossett was released by Oakland on Monday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Gossett last pitched back in June of 2018, missing the next season and a half due to Tommy John surgery. He's seemingly healthy now, as he was part of the Athletics' player pool, but he was designated for assignment Wednesday and is now no longer part of the organization in any capacity. Gossett recorded an unimpressive 5.91 ERA in 23 career major-league starts prior to the injury, so he's unlikely to have too many suitors on the open market.
The Athletics designated Gossett for assignment Wednesday.
Gossett's removal from the 40-man roster frees up a spot for Daniel Mengden (elbow), who was activated from the 45-day injured list in a corresponding move. The 27-year-old Gossett didn't pitch at any level in 2019 while recovering from August 2018 Tommy John surgery, but he's been fully healthy since the start of spring training. Gossett previously made 23 starts for the Athletics between 2017 and 2018, going 4-14 with a 5.91 ERA and 6.5 K/9.
Gossett was named to Oakland's 60-man roster pool Sunday.
Nearly four months after being optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas, Gossett will now report to Oakland when the team resumes workouts July 4 thanks to the expanded roster. Even though Gossett is back with the big club, the Athletics' decision to cut him early in spring training seemingly hints that the 27-year-old won't be in line for any sort of meaningful role to begin the 2020 season. Expect him to serve as a long-relief/mop-up option out of the bullpen.
Gossett was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The 27-year-old was one of six total pitchers removed from the Athletics' active roster Thursday. Entering spring training, Gossett had not pitched during a live game since being removed from a start June 3 and undergoing a successful Tommy John surgery. It's been a long road back for the right hander, who owned an impressive 1.63 ERA with 42 strikeouts across 38.2 innings with Triple-A Nashville in 2018.
Gossett (elbow) threw a 30-pitch live batting practice session Friday at High-A Stockton, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "Just getting back into it, getting back to facing hitters," Gossett said. "I got to throw all my pitches and got some swings and misses on a couple of breaking balls. It was fun to get back in the swing of what a game would feel like."
The session marked Gossett's first taste of facing live hitters since August 2018 Tommy John surgery. The rehabbing veteran is slated to throw several more live batting practice sessions before eventually progressing to simulated games, and if all continues to go well, he plans on playing in the Arizona Fall League to continue building up his arm ahead of spring training 2020.
Gossett will throw live batting practice Friday with High-A Stockton, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Gossett has been throwing bullpen sessions since mid-June but this will be his first time facing live hitters since undergoing Tommy John surgery in August 2018. The 26-year-old isn't expected to make his return in 2019, but he appears to be progressing steadily in his rehab work.
Gossett (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session prior to Saturday's game, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
The session was especially notable in that it was Gossett's first time back on a mound since he underwent Tommy John surgery in August 2018. Manager Bob Melvin still doesn't factor Gossett into his 2019 plans, but he also reported that the veteran impressed him with his effort level during the session. Gossett is likely to log several additional bullpens before potentially moving on to throwing live batting practice.
Gossett (elbow) has resumed throwing off flat ground from 120 feet, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Gossett underwent Tommy John surgery last August, with the timing of the procedure making it unlikely he would be able to pitch at any point in 2019. That still remains a strong possibility, but Gossett's ability to initiate a throwing program this spring theoretically gives him a shot at returning in the second half. Gossett is probably at least a few months away from facing hitters in a simulated-game situation, an activity that would provide a better barometer regarding how he's trending in his recovery.
Gossett (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list.
This is simply procedural, as Gossett is expected to miss most, if not all, of the 2019 campaign recovering from Tommy John surgery that he underwent last summer.
Gossett (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday.
Gossett will likely miss the entire 2019 season recovering from this injury after suffering a setback during his rehab earlier this month. The 25-year-old had started five games for the Athletics this season, logging a 5.18 ERA and 1.36 WHIP.
Gossett (elbow) suffered a setback during his rehab and has been shut down from all throwing activities, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Gossett had recently resumed throwing last week after hitting the disabled list with a flexor muscle strain in early June. The club has yet to announce any sort of timetable for him at this point, but it doesn't look like Gossett has much chance of returning prior to September, especially if he's shut down for a few weeks.
The Athletics transferred Gossett to the 60-day disabled list Saturday.
The transaction was strictly procedural, as Gossett has been sidelined since early June and wasn't on track to rejoin the Athletics in fewer than 60 days. At this point in his rehab, Gossett has progressed to throwing off flat ground, but he has several hurdles to clear in the recovery process before being an option for the Oakland rotation.
Gossett (elbow) has resumed throwing and has already worked up to doing so from up to 90 feet, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
This is particularly good news, considering Gossett had yet to be cleared for doing any type of throwing as recently as July 4. The right-hander still isn't likely to return before mid-August, but he certainly appears close to logging a bullpen session if he remains free of setbacks.
Gossett (elbow) has been doing plyometrics but has yet to resume throwing, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The fact that the right-hander has yet to even pick up a baseball means that he's not a candidate to return until mid-August at the earliest. Gossett exited a June 3 start versus the Royals with right elbow tightness, and an MRI eventually revealed a flexor muscle strain. The 25-year-old owns a 5.18 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 24.2 innings across five starts at the big-league level this season.
Gossett (elbow), who was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, is dealing with a flexor muscle strain, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Gossett won't throw for multiple weeks as a result of the injury, meaning he'll be sidelined well beyond the minimum 10-day stay on the shelf. A timetable for his return should emerge once he's able to resume throwing.
Gossett (elbow) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday.
Gossett experienced elbow tightness in his start Sunday against the Royals, and after undergoing an MRI on Monday it was determined he'll need a stint on the disabled list. The severity of his injury remains unknown, but he won't be eligible to return from the DL until June 15.
Gossett, who was removed from Sunday's start against the Royals with right elbow tightness, will fly to Oakland on Monday for an MRI, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
It had been previously announced that the right-hander would be seen by doctors in the coming days, so this latest report offers more clarity with respect to his evaluation timeline. If Gossett is ultimately forced into a stint on the disabled list, Slusser reports that Chris Bassitt appears to be the leading candidate for a promotion from Triple-A Nashville.
Gossett was removed from his start Sunday against the Royals with right elbow tightness, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Gossett cruised through five innings before exiting with the injury, allowing just one run on two hits and two walks and striking out a batter during the 63-pitch outing. The Athletics will presumably send Gossett in for a more thorough examination after the game before having a better idea regarding his status for his next scheduled start, which would likely fall Saturday at home against Kansas City. If Gossett isn't available to take the hill next weekend, the Athletics wouldn't have many appealing alternatives on hand, especially after Kendall Graveman landed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Nashville on Sunday with a forearm strain, per Slusser.
Gossett (0-3) took the loss Tuesday, allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings against the Rays.
All the damage was done via the long ball in the third inning, as Gossett allowed a trio of consecutive two-out solo home runs to C.J. Cron, Joey Wendle and Wilson Ramos. The 25-year-old sports an unsightly 6.05 ERA on the season, but it's just 3.00 in his two most recent starts since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville. Next up is a favorable matchup against the Royals in Kansas City on Sunday.
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