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Tuffy Gosewisch | Catcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Tuffy Gosewisch went 4-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 10-2 Cactus League win over the White Sox.
Gosewisch, now batting .357 (15-for-42) in Cactus League action, will open the season as the Diamondbacks' starting catcher. The 31-year-old has only 179 career big league plate appearances and a career .677 OPS in 654 PA at the Triple-A level. Nevertheless, the catching-depleted D'Backs will be counting on him to learn on the job. Apr 2 - 6:50 PM

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Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Tuesday that he will not make an addition at catcher.

The D-Backs have been mentioned as possibilities for Dioner Navarro of the Blue Jays and Welington Castillo of the Cubs, but barring a change of heart, they are likely to go into the season with a weak combo of Tuffy Gosewisch and Rule 5 pick Oscar Hernandez. Stewart says his stance is based on the development of prospect Peter O'Brien, who was acquired from the Yankees in the Martin Prado deal last year. "I've decided that I'm not going to pursue another catcher," said Stewart. "I talked with my people and my coaching staff. They believe that O'Brien is going to be around sooner than later. If that does happen, there's no need to go out and get another guy." Stewart is expressing a lot of faith in O'Brien, who needs to make improvements behind the plate.
Jan 13 - 3:06 PM

Tuffy Gosewisch singled in the go-ahead run as the Diamondbacks beat the Indians 1-0 in 12 innings in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader.

It was the sixth RBI this year for Gosewisch, who, despite spending the entire season as Miguel Montero's backup, has appeared in just 27 games and picked up a total of 84 at-bats.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 12:17:00 AM

Tuffy Gosewisch went 1-for-3 with two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

Gosewisch provided the Diamondbacks a short-lived lead with his two-run single in the fourth inning. It was Gosewisch's only hit of the game, and the backup catcher is batting .125 with a .438 OPS. He won't be supplanting Miguel Montero anytime soon.
Sun, May 4, 2014 09:14:00 PM

Tuffy Gosewisch hit his first home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

Getting a spot start in place of Miguel Montero, Gosewisch provided most of the offense for the struggling Diamondbacks. The blast, off Cubs starter Jason Hammel, was Gosewisch's first of his career. His first homer was also his first hit in 13 at-bats this season.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 11:41:00 PM

Tuffy Gosewisch (calf) has been cleared to return to game action.

Gosewisch has been nursing a calf ailment for the last week but is feeling better. He's competing for the backup catcher job this spring.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 09:01:00 AM

Tuffy Gosewisch has been sidelined the last couple days with a calf injury.

"It’s not playable right now, but I think it’ll just be a couple of days until I’m back on the field," Gosewisch said Saturday. "I made a lot of progress (Friday). (Friday) felt OK, (Saturday) felt really good. I think I should be running (Sunday) and hopefully doing baseball stuff soon after that." Gosewisch is competing for the backup catcher job this spring.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 09:02:00 AM

Diamondbacks recalled C Tuffy Gosewisch from Triple-A Reno.

Gosewisch will serve as emergency catching depth for the D'Backs over the final month of the regular season.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 05:23:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned C Tuffy Gosewisch to Triple-A Reno.

Gosewisch hit .185/.179/.185 over eight games while providing catcher depth with Miguel Montero out. Now that Montero's back, he's no longer needed. He should return as the third catcher next month, though.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 06:34:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed C Tuffy Gosewisch to a minor league contract.

He'll receive a spring training invite but has very little shot of cracking the Opening Day roster. Gosewisch batted just .216/.278/.345 at the Triple-A level this season.
Sun, Nov 11, 2012 03:02:00 PM

Blue Jays acquired C Tuffy Gosewisch from the Phillies for cash considerations.

It's an organizational depth move with all the injuries to catchers in the Jays' farm system. Gosewisch, 28, is a .232/.301/.358 career hitter in the minor leagues.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 06:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tuffy Gosewisch
2Gerald Laird
3Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Jordan Pacheco
3Daniel Dorn
2B1Chris Owings
2Aaron Hill
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Ender Inciarte
2David Peralta
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Mark Trumbo
2Yasmany Tomas
Starting Pitcher
S1Josh Collmenter
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Chase Anderson
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Archie Bradley
6Bronson Arroyo
7Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Evan Marshall
5Matt Stites
6David Hernandez
7Daniel Hudson
8Randall Delgado
9Andrew Chafin
10Enrique Burgos