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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||67.00||0.00||.269||2.00||10.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Thumb - 60-day DL. Out until at least early August|
|vs RHP||24||9||0|| .375|| .458|| .375|
|Last 10 Games|
Diamondbacks, Braves announce three-player deal on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/20/15) The Diamondbacks announced that they have dealt right-hander Bronson Arroyo and Touki Toussaint (their No. 5 prospect) to the Braves in a three-player deal on Saturday. In exchange, the Braves will be sending infielder Phil Gosselin to the Diamondbacks.
Arroyo made 14 starts for Arizona in 2014 before undergoing Tommy John surgery. He has yet to pitch this year, and is not expected back until at least August. The Braves will take on the entirety of Arroyo's contract, which includes $9.5 million for this year, and a $4.5 million buyout on a $13 million option for 2016, per FoxSports.com.
Toussaint was a first-round draft pick (16th overall) by the Diamondbacks in 2014. The right-hander has been pitching with Class A Kane County this year, posting a 3.69 ERA through seven starts.
Meanwhile, Gosselin underwent surgery to repare a fractured thumb in May. He is currently on the disabled list and holds a .325 batting average in 40 at-bats this year.
The Diamondbacks seem satisfied with the current state of their pitching corps, allowing them to deal away Toussaint in the deal.
"We are getting some good pitching from our young rotation and that's the direction we are going to go," D-Backs general manager Dave Stewart said.
Braves' Phil Gosselin goes under the knife, sidelined eight weeks
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) Braves infielder Phil Gosselin underwent surgery to repair a fractured thumb on Wednesday, manager Fredi Gonzalez said, per the team's radio network.
Gosselin was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with the issue. Gonzalez added that he'll need about eight weeks of recovery before he is activated from the DL.
Braves infielder Pedro Ciriaco draws start at third base on Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/19/15) Braves infielder Pedro Ciriaco is in the starting lineup for the second time this season, as he will be the starting third baseman on Tuesday against the Rays. Ciriaco started Sunday's game at shortstop, but will slide over to the hot corner with Phil Gosselin lost for at least two months with a thumb injury.
The light-hitting Ciriaco is batting second in the order on Tuesday. He does have three hits in seven at-bats this season, with all of them going for extra bases (two doubles and a triple).
Braves place Phil Gosselin (thumb) on 15-day DL
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/18/15) The Braves have placed infielder Phil Gosselin on the 15-day disabled list due to a fractured thumb, the team announced Monday.
Gosselin is expected to undergo surgery on the injured thumb on Wednesday. He's expected to be sidelined for about eight weeks while recovering, which should put him out through the All-Star break.
Gosselin has hit .325/.357/.425 with two stolen bases in 40 at-bats.
The Braves will select the contract of infielder Adonis Garcia to replace Gosselin on the active roster. He has hit .351/.380/.455 with one home run, 21 RBI and two stolen bases in 134 at-bats with Triple-A Gwinett while playing third base and left field.
Report: Braves 2B Phil Gosselin destined for DL
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/18/15) A thumb injury will force Braves second baseman Phil Gosselin onto the disabled list, according to MLB.com.
Gosselin sprained the thumb Sunday against Miami, though the specifics of the injury are expected to be revealed later Monday.
It could not have come at a more inopportune time. Gosselin was receiving significant playing time and was on a five-game hitting streak in which he smacked seven hits in 15 at-bats to raise his average on the year to .325.
|2014 summary: After a mostly lackluster minor-league career that for some reason earned him a cup of coffee in 2013, Phil Gosselin showed in his return to the minors in 2014 that he might just have a future in the big leagues after all, batting .344 in 378 at-bats at Triple-A Gwinnett. By the end of the season, he was the primary second baseman for the big-league club, replacing the struggling Tommy La Stella (who was himself replacing the ineffective Dan Uggla).|
Playing time status: Of course, Gosselin didn't show all that much with the playing time he got, which is partly why the Braves signed Alberto Callaspo this offseason. Callaspo isn't for sure the Braves' everyday second baseman, but he's more a lock for the opening day roster than Gosselin is. And either would simply be holding down the fort until top prospect Jose Peraza is ready.
2015 outlook: Gosselin doesn't hit for power and doesn't run especially well, so his Fantasy value is tied directly to his batting average. And unfortunately, his poor strikeout-to-walk ratio in the majors last year doesn't offer much hope on that front. He has the pedigree of a bench player and is likely destined for that role long-term, so drafting him even in NL-only leagues is a stretch.
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