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Tuffy Gosewisch | Catcher | #7

Team: Seattle Mariners
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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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. Jan 26 - 2:58 PM

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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.
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

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.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 06:22:00 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.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 10:03:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
3Tuffy Gosewisch
4Steven Baron
1B1Daniel Vogelbach
2Danny Valencia
3D.J. Peterson
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Jarrod Dyson
2Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Ben Gamel
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Chris Heston
8Robert Whalen
9Dillon Overton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Nick Vincent
5Evan Scribner
6James Pazos
7Casey Fien
8Daniel Altavilla
9Shae Simmons
10Tony Zych
11Thyago Vieira
12Micah Owings
13Christian Bergman
14Paul Fry