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Tony Gwynn Jr. | Outfielder

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/4/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Phillies purchased the contract of OF Tony Gwynn, Jr. from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Gwynn hit .273 (12-for-44) with one home run, four doubles, and seven walks in 22 games this spring. The 31-year-old will function as a reserve outfielder for Philadelphia. Mar 29 - 11:43 AM

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Tony Gwynn Jr. went 2-for-3 with a double and walked against the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Gwynn was already gaining traction as a bench candidate for the Phillies, but in light of Darin Ruf's oblique injury, he now has a pretty good chance of breaking camp with the team. He does make for a better backup center fielder than John Mayberry Jr., except since he and Ben Revere are both left-handed hitters, there's no good way to use them in tandem. Even if he does make the team, Gwynn shouldn't have any fantasy value in NL-only leagues.
Mar 20 - 4:29 PM

Phillies signed OF Tony Gwynn Jr. to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Gwynn is a career .244/.312/.318 hitter over 1,671 big league plate appearances. Most players of his skill level don't get that amount of MLB playing time, but it pays to be named Tony Gwynn. The younger Gwynn rebounded from year's of offensive strife to slash .300/.393/.384 at Triple-A Albuquerque in 2013, though the Dodgers didn't trust the 31-year-old enough to promote him to the active roster.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Tony Gwynn Jr. is likely to be called up prior to Friday's game.

The Dodgers need a true center fielder with Matt Kemp out, and they're not ready to give Joc Pederson a shot. Gwynn is batting .288/.359/.360 with a homer and three steals at Triple-A Albuquerque this season.
Thu, May 30, 2013 08:47:00 PM

Dodgers reassigned OF Tony Gwynn Jr. to minor league camp.

Gwynn will try to work his way back into the Dodgers' major league roster mix this year from afar at Triple-A.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 12:56:00 PM

Tony Gwynn Jr. is day-to-day with a left groin injury.

Gwynn was held out of workouts Tuesday and will likely be shut down for a few days. The injury is not related to the sports hernia surgery he dealt with last season.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 08:49:00 AM

Dodgers sent Tony Gwynn Jr. outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Gwynn was designated for assignment earlier this week but apparently drew no interest on waivers. He will go on serving as organizational outfield depth for Los Angeles.
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 08:45:00 AM

Dodgers designated OF Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment.

The Dodgers inked Gwynn to a two-year, $2 million contract over the winter, which means they owe him $1.15 million in 2013 if the club is unable to swing a trade. Gwynn, 29, was very useful as a fourth outfielder last season, batting .256/.308/.353 with two homers, 22 RBI, 22 stolen bases and a .660 OPS over 340 plate appearances while playing excellent defense. This season, however, was disastrous. He posted a sub-replacement .232/.276/.293 slash line in 277 at-bats. That's an OPS+ of 58, folks. Los Angeles will try to find a taker for him.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 12:34:00 PM

Tony Gwynn Jr. went 0-for-4 as the Dodgers' leadoff man Thursday and is hitting .146 in 48 at-bats this month.

Bobby Abreu hasn't been hitting at all, so the Dodgers have been giving Gwynn more at-bats with even worse results. Gwynn is hitting just .237/.280/.300 for the season, so as anything more than a defensive replacement or pinch-runner, he's a liability.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 04:58:00 PM

Tony Gwynn Jr. (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a single in his return to the Dodgers' starting lineup Tuesday.

Gwynn was scratched from Monday's lineup with a tight hamstring, but it shouldn't be a concern moving forward. The 29-year-old should get semi-regular playing time while Matt Kemp (hamstring) is sidelined, so he's well worth owning in NL-only formats.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 03:21:00 AM

Tony Gwynn Jr. was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Phillies due to a tight hamstring.

Gwynn is available off the bench, so it doesn't sound like a major concern. Elian Herrera will make the start in center field Monday while Adam Kennedy plays third.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 05:54:00 PM

Tony Gwynn Jr. roped a pinch-hit, three-run triple in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

Gwynn's third extra-base hit of the season more than doubled his RBI total (two entering this evening). A pinch runner and defensive replacement, he's off the radar in all but the deepest of NL-only leagues.
Thu, May 10, 2012 01:38:00 AM

Dodgers and OF Tony Gwynn, Jr. avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $2 million contract.

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that he'll earn $850,000 in 2012 and $1.15 million in 2013. Gwynn, 29, was very useful as a fourth outfielder this past season, batting .256/.308/.353 with two homers, 22 RBI, 22 stolen bases and a .660 OPS over 340 plate appearances while playing excellent defense. The new contract covers his remaining arbitration years.
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 07:36:00 PM

Tony Gwynn Jr. returned to action on Monday, finishing 0-for-1 in pinch-hitting duty.

He missed nearly two weeks with a bruised left rotator cuff. It's a bit of a surprise that the Dodgers didn't simply shut him down this late in the season. Gwynn has rebounded nicely from a rough 2010 season.
Tue, Sep 27, 2011 03:03:00 AM

Tony Gwynn Jr. (shoulder) hopes to return at some point later this season.

Gwynn has a bruised left rotator cuff that he originally hurt while stealing a base earlier this month and then aggravated on another slide last week. An impending free agent, Gwynn also stated his desire to return to the Dodgers next season. "I enjoy being here; I'd love to come back," Gwynn said. "Obviously, I want to play as much as possible. If it's not every day — honestly, I don't even think of it like that. Just give me the opportunity and let my work dictate how much I play."
Sun, Sep 18, 2011 01:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
1B1Ryan Howard
2John Mayberry
3Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Freddy Galvis
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Jayson Nix
3B1Cody Asche
LF1Domonic Brown
CF1Ben Revere
2Tony Gwynn Jr.
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cliff Lee
2Cole Hamels
3A.J. Burnett
4Kyle Kendrick
5Roberto Hernandez
6Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ethan Martin
6Jeff Manship
7Mario Hollands
8Shawn Camp