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Tony Gwynn Jr. | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/4/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Tony Gwynn Jr. won the game for Triple-A Syracuse Sunday with a tenth-inning walk-off single.
Gwynn Jr. doesn't really qualify as a prospect—he turns 33 in October—but that shouldn't make his contributions Sunday any less notable. The walk-off hit comes one year after the passing of Gwynn Jr.'s father, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. While Gwynn Jr. isn't an obvious call-up candidate (he's only batting .228), he could get a chance with Washington if any of the Nats outfielders go down with injuries. Jun 22 - 3:08 PM

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

Despite outfield injuries to Jayson Werth and Denard Span, Gwynn was unable to secure a bench spot after a nice spring (.341/.420/.500). This is due mostly to Gwynn having options. Recent acquisition Matt den Dekker will serve the bench role. Tyler Moore and Michael Taylor are currently slated to start in the OF alongside Bryce Harper. Should the Nationals see a few more injuries, Gwynn is a possible call-up.
Apr 1 - 8:38 AM

Tony Gwynn Jr. homered off Justin Verlander on Tuesday and is 10-for-24 this spring.

With Denard Span a certainty for the DL and Jayson Werth possibly joining him, there might be a temporary spot open for Gwynn on the Nationals' bench. Michael Taylor is expected to start in Span's place and Nate McLouth, if healthy, is guaranteed a job because of his salary, but Gwynn has made a really nice impression since signing just two weeks ago.
Mar 17 - 4:31 PM

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

Gwynn, 32, hit just .152/.264/.190 over 80 games for the Phillies last season and had to wait it out until March to find a job, but he finally has one. He'll face a major uphill battle to win an Opening Day roster spot but offers the Nats some veteran depth in the minors.
Mar 2 - 8:59 PM

Tony Gwynn Jr. has elected free agency.

Gwynn, 32, hit just .152/.264/.190 over 80 games for the Phillies this season. He'll look for another minor league deal over the winter.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 09:51:00 AM

Phillies purchased the contract of OF Tony Gwynn Jr. from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Gwynn batted .163/.281/.204 over 119 plate appearances with the Phillies earlier this season. He'll function as an extra outfielder this month.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 06:01:00 PM

Phillies signed OF Tony Gwynn Jr. to a minor league contract.

The 31-year-old outfielder was released last week after hitting .163/.281/.204 with three RBI in his 98 at-bats with Philadelphia. He'll continue to provide organizational outfield depth in the minor leagues.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 06:39:00 PM

Phillies released OF Tony Gwynn Jr.

Gwynn was designated for assignment by Philly one week ago and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 31-year-old outfielder hit .163/.281/.204 in 199 plate appearances for the Phillies and will likely have to settle for a spot on a Triple-A roster on the open market.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 12:34:00 PM

Phillies designated OF Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment.

Gwynn has hit .163/.281/.204 in 119 plate appearances this season at the major league level. The son of recently-deceased Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn could draw interest on waivers for his speed and defensive versatility.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 02:40:00 PM

Phillies activated OF Tony Gwynn Jr. from the restricted list.

Gwynn has been away from the team for the past week following the death of his Hall of Fame father. The 31-year-old outfielder has appeared in 52 games with the Phillies this season.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 03:24:00 PM

Tony Gwynn Jr. is expected to be activated from the bereavement list on Tuesday.

Gwynn has been away from the team since the death of his Hall of Fame father last Monday. The 31-year-old has appeared in 52 games with the Phillies this season.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Phillies placed OF Tony Gwynn Jr. on the bereavement list.

Gwynn's Hall of Fame father passed away Monday morning at the age of 54. He'll likely be gone for three days. Aaron Altherr has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding roster move.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 03:07:00 PM

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.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 11:43:00 AM

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.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 04:29:00 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

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C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
4Spencer Kieboom
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Wilmer Difo
4Chris Bostick
SS1Trea Turner
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
3Reed Johnson
CF1Michael Taylor
2Logan Schafer
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Blake Treinen
4Felipe Rivero
5Craig Stammen
6Sammy Solis
7A.J. Cole
8Matt Grace
9Aaron Barrett
10Rafael Martin
11Nick Lee
12Taylor Jordan
13Erik Davis
14Sean Burnett