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Tuffy Gosewisch | Catcher | #4

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 11 (0) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Nationals signed C Tuffy Gosewisch to a minor league contract.
The veteran backstop was released by the Mariners last week. He's a career .190/.228/.271 hitter at the big league level, so he's nothing more than extra catching depth for the Nats. Apr 14 - 8:46 AM

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Mariners released C Tuffy Gosewisch.

Gosewisch has a brutal .190/.228/.271 career batting line in 137 games at the major league level. The 34-year-old will try to latch on with a new organization as minor league catching depth.
Apr 5 - 3:06 PM

Mariners reassigned C Tuffy Gosewisch to minor league camp.

Gosewisch will head to Triple-A Tacoma and be an insurance policy for an injury to Mike Zunino or Mike Marjama.
Mar 25 - 3:09 PM

Mariners re-signed C Tuffy Gosewisch to a minor-league contract.

Gosewisch spent 11 games with the Mariners this past year and posted a robust .175 OPS. He's insurance for Mike Zunino and whomever the Mariners sign to be his direct backup for the 2018 season.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 04:57:00 PM

Mariners sent C Tuffy Gosewisch outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

Goseswich passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment on Sunday. He's now off the 40-man roster.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 05:48:00 PM

Mariners designated C Tuffy Gosewisch for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Ryan Garton. Gosewisch is a career .190/.228/.271 hitter over parts of five seasons in the majors.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 01:56:00 PM

Mariners optioned C Tuffy Gosewisch to Triple-A Tacoma.

Gosewisch looked overmatched in his stint with the big club, going 2-for-28 with a 14/1 K/BB ratio. Mike Zunino has replaced him on the roster.
Mon, May 22, 2017 05:04:00 PM

Mariners recalled C Tuffy Gosewisch from Triple-A Tacoma.

He'll take the place of the struggling Mike Zunino and should share time behind the plate with Carlos Ruiz. The 33-year-old backstop is a career .199/.237/.286 hitter at the major league level and isn't an appealing fantasy option.
Fri, May 5, 2017 08:40:00 PM

Mariners optioned C Tuffy Gosewisch to Triple-A Tacoma.

Gosewisch was a waiver claim in January. He didn't have a chance at a roster spot with Mike Zunino and Carlos Ruiz slated to handle the catching duties.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 06:06:00 PM

Mariners claimed C Tuffy Gosewisch off waivers from the Braves.

Atlanta claimed Gosewisch from the Diamondbacks in mid-November and avoided arbitration with him a few weeks later on a one-year, $635,000 deal. That contract now gets transferred to Seattle, where the 33-year-old catcher will be on the outside looking in for a major league roster spot behind Mike Zunino and Carlos Ruiz. Gosewisch is a .199/.237/.286 career hitter at baseball's highest level.
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 02:58:00 PM

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.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 06:37:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 02:14:00 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.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:06:00 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.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 03:27:00 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.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 04:53:00 PM

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