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Phil Gosselin | Third Baseman

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Diamondbacks transferred INF Phil Gosselin from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a 40-man roster spot for starter Zack Godley, who will make his major league debut on Thursday against the Brewers. Gosselin underwent surgery in mid-May to repair an avulsion fracture in his left thumb and remains sidelined indefinitely. He was acquired from the Braves in last month's Bronson Arroyo trade. Jul 23 - 2:58 PM

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Diamondbacks acquired INF Phil Gosselin from the Braves for RHPs Bronson Arroyo and Touki Toussaint.

Gosselin underwent surgery in mid-May for an avulsion fracture in his left thumb and still has about a month of rehab left. The 26-year-old utility infielder owns a .281/.321/.345 career batting line in 70 games at the major league level and might not have a spot on the Diamondbacks' active roster when his health returns. This trade was all about dumping Bronson Arroyo's salary.
Jun 21 - 12:05 AM

Braves placed INF Phil Gosselin on the 15-day disabled list with an avulsion fracture in his left thumb.

He'll undergo surgery on Wednesday and be sidelined 6-8 weeks. Adonis Garcia has taken Gosselin's spot on the roster.
May 18 - 4:57 PM

Phil Gosselin will be placed on the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday's game against the Rays.

Gosselin suffered a left thumb sprain when he landed awkwardly while trying to field a grounder in Sunday's series finale at Marlins Park. The exact severity of the injury is unknown. An update is expected Monday night. Pedro Ciriaco and Alberto Callaspo will hold down the hot corner for Atlanta until Chris Johnson (hand) returns.
May 18 - 2:46 PM

Phil Gosselin departed Sunday's game against the Marlins with a left thumb sprain.

Gosselin landed awkwardly while attempting to field a grounder. The Braves might provide more on his status after the game.
May 17 - 2:23 PM

Phil Gosselin had a go-ahead two-run single in a 5-3 win over the Mets on Friday night.

It was Gosselin's lone hit in five at-bats Friday, but he delivered at the right time with a bases-loaded single off Rafael Montero with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning. He also stole a base in the frame. While Gosselin made the start at second base Friday, Jace Peterson appears to be the preferred option at the position. Gosselin is not going to be fantasy relevant on the bench.
Apr 11 - 12:29 AM

Phil Gosselin went 0-for-4 while seeing time in left field, at third base and at first base in Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

Gosselin is known as a second baseman, but he's spent most of the spring playing third, short and the outfield as he attempts to make the Braves as a utilityman. He's hitting .216 with no extra-base hits in 37 at-bats, so that's not helping.
Mar 21 - 3:53 PM

Phil Gosselin went 3-for-4 and scored a run in Wednesday's victory against the Nationals.

Gosselin was the only Brave to register multiple hits on the evening. He has multiple hits in three out of his last four ballgames, in fact, and is slashing a respectable .309/.343/.381 in 103 plate appearances this season -- certainly an upgrade over Dan Uggla.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 09:55:00 PM

Phil Gosselin went 3-for-4 as the Braves defeated the Marlins on Sunday.

Gosselin has been a tremendous bright spot in the Braves lineup in his limited action, slashing .333/.357/.407 with a homer and two RBI. He's certainly worth utilizing in NL-only formats.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 09:36:00 PM

Phil Gosselin launched his first career home run in Friday's victory over the Athletics.

Gosselin blasted one of four Braves long balls on the night, his coming on a two-run shot off Jesse Chavez in the sixth inning. The rookie infielder is hitting .286 (6-for-21) thus far since his promotion.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:28:00 PM

Braves recalled INF Phil Gosselin from Triple-A Gwinnett.

He replaces Tyler Pastornicky on the active roster. The 25-year-old has been on a tear at Triple-A, slashing .344/.379/.487 with five homers, 31 RBI and six stolen bases in his 96 games.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 02:47:00 PM

Braves optioned INF Phil Gosselin to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Gosselin didn't see any action in the one day he was with the big club while Dan Uggla served a suspension. He returns to a .338 average and .375 on-base percentage in 86 games for Gwinnett.
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 07:06:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of INF Phil Gosselin from Triple-A Gwinnett.

There's been no corresponding move announced, but Dan Uggla is expected to be designated for assignment or traded. Gosselin earned the promotion by batting .338 with a .375 on-base percentage in 86 games for Gwinnett. He'll be used in a utility role for the Braves.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 09:10:00 AM

Braves sent INF Phil Gosselin outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

The 25-year-old collected a pair of singles and a walk in seven plate appearances this season with the Braves, a one week cup of coffee in August. Gosselin simply isn't talented enough offensively to be counted on in non-emergency situations. In August, he made his big league debut because misfortune befell Tyler Pastornicky's knee. In 423 career minor league games, Gosselin has posted a .668 OPS.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 08:36:00 AM

Braves optioned INF Phil Gosselin to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Gosselin was in the majors for less than a week. He got the boot Thursday to clear space for Elliot Johnson.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 03:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3Oscar Hernandez
4Gerald Laird
5Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Chris Owings
2Aaron Hill
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1David Peralta
2Ender Inciarte
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Yasmany Tomas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Patrick Corbin
2Chase Anderson
3Rubby De La Rosa
4Jeremy Hellickson
5Archie Bradley
6Robbie Ray
7Zack Godley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Daniel Hudson
3David Hernandez
4Andrew Chafin
5Oliver Perez
6Randall Delgado
7Josh Collmenter