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Tuffy Gosewisch | Catcher | #16

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 11 (0) / PHI
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Braves and C Tuffy Gosewisch avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.
Monetary terms of Gosewisch's contract are not yet known. The Braves claimed the 33-year-old backstop off waivers from the Diamondbacks in mid-November. In 392 big league at-bats, Gosewisch owns a .199/.237/.286 triple-slash with five homers and 30 RBI. He figures to have a shot at securing a backup role in spring training, but there is no fantasy intrigue here. Nov 30 - 6:37 PM

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Braves claimed C Tuffy Gosewisch off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

Gosewisch, 33, is a career .199/.237/.286 hitter over parts of four seasons in the majors, but the Braves think he'll help out defensively. He'll compete for the backup job behind Tyler Flowers.
Nov 18 - 2:14 PM

Tuffy Gosewisch went 2-for-4 and clobbered his third home run of the season in a losing effort against the Red Sox on Friday.

The light-hitting backup catcher tagged David Price with the solo shot in the fifth inning, cutting the D'Backs deficit to 8-3 at the time. This coming after he homered and tripled against the Mets on Thursday. Even with his two-hit attack, he's still hitting just .208/.235/.438 with three homers and seven RBI on the season.
Aug 12 - 10:06 PM

Tuffy Gosewisch homered and tripled Thursday against the Mets.

Gosewisch had three homers and no triples in 341 career at-bats entering this one. He's been playing quite a bit this last week, since Welington Castillo is struggling and Chris Herrmann remains on the disabled list. Herrmann, though, could be back in 7-10 days.
Aug 11 - 3:27 PM

Diamondbacks recalled C Tuffy Gosewisch from Triple-A Reno.

The move figures to free up Chris Herrmann to be used at other positions. Gosewisch has batted .342/.399/.553 with nine homers and Reno this season.
Jul 1 - 4:53 PM

Diamondbacks optioned C Tuffy Gosewisch to Triple-A Reno.

That means Chris Herrmann has won the backup catcher job. Gosewisch missed most of the 2015 season after blowing out his knee.
Mar 31 - 6:22 PM

Tuffy Gosewisch (knee) said he's "100 percent ready to go" this spring.

Gosewisch missed most of the 2015 season after tearing the ACL in his left knee last May. "I've been doing everything -- catching, hitting, throwing, running bases, and haven't had any setbacks," he said Thursday. "There are no limitations. It's all been good." He's expected to back up Welington Castillo in Arizona this season.
Feb 18 - 10:03 PM

Diamondbacks activated C Tuffy Gosewisch from the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move that returns him to the 40-man roster. Gosewisch missed most of 2015 and could get a late start to 2016 after tearing his ACL.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 11:15:00 PM

Diamondbacks transferred C Tuffy Gosewisch to the 60-day disabled list.

Gosewisch suffered a torn ACL in late May and is out for the season. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Oscar Hernandez will handle the catching duties with Gosewisch sidelined.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 07:40:00 PM

Tuffy Gosewisch has been diagnosed with a full tear of his left ACL.

Gosewisch will undergo season-ending surgery soon. It's a real bummer for a 31-year-old who was getting his first shot at a starting job in the big leagues. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is the Diamondbacks' new starting catcher.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 12:22:00 AM

Tuffy Gosewisch revealed Friday that he likely has an ACL tear in his left knee.

It sounds like he'll receive at least one more opinion before making a decision on surgery, but it appears his season is likely over. Jarrod Saltalamacchia has taken Gosewisch's spot on the roster and should serve as the Diamondbacks' starting catcher indefinitely.
Fri, May 29, 2015 05:16:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed C Tuffy Gosewisch on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 28, with a left ACL injury.

Gosewisch injured the knee while trying to beat out an infield single on Wednesday. It's not clear at this point if the ligament will require surgery, but if it does it would obviously knock Gosewisch out for the season. Jarrod Saltalamacchia has taken his spot on the roster.
Fri, May 29, 2015 02:00:00 PM

Tuffy Gosewisch will have an MRI taken of his left knee Thursday.

Gosewisch left Wednesday's game with a jammed left knee, and the Diamondbacks want to know the extent of the injury before developing a gameplan. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said the club could make a decision about a possible disabled list stint by Friday.
Wed, May 27, 2015 11:49:00 PM

Tuffy Gosewisch left Wednesday's game against the Cardinals with a jammed left knee.

Gosewisch likely jammed the knee stretching to touch first base while trying to beat out a throw in the sixth inning. A jammed knee doesn't sound terribly serious, but the Diamondbacks should give a clearer outlook for the backstop by Thursday. Jordan Pacheco will likely fill in at catcher if Gosewisch is forced to miss time.
Wed, May 27, 2015 11:04:00 PM

Tuffy Gosewisch left Wednesday's game against the Cardinals with an apparent knee injury.

Gosewisch appeared to hurt his left knee trying to beat out a throw to first base. He stayed on the ground beyond first base for a while before leaving with a trainer. Jordan Pacheco replaced Gosewisch, who was 0-for-3 in the game, behind the dish.
Wed, May 27, 2015 10:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Anthony Recker
3Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Sean Rodriguez
2Jace Peterson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3Johan Camargo
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Mallex Smith
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Emilio Bonifacio
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Bartolo Colon
5Jaime Garcia
6Aaron Blair
7Matt Wisler
8Williams Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Jose Ramirez
5Ian Krol
6Chris Withrow
7Chaz Roe
8Shae Simmons
9Paco Rodriguez
10Daniel Winkler
11Josh Collmenter
12Jacob Lindgren
13Jordan Walden
14Sam Freeman