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9 Tuffy Gosewisch C
Height/Weight: 5-11/197 | Birthdate: 8/17/1983 | Birthplace: Freeport, IL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Arizona | College: Arizona State | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Diamondbacks C Tuffy Gosewisch has knee surgery on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch underwent surgery on his right knee on Friday. Gosewisch was diagnosed with a torn ACL earlier in the week, and it seems likely that his season is over.

"He feels great," D-backs manager Chip Hale said, per MLB.com. "What they told us was there were no issues in the knee other than that, so that's good."

Gosewisch was with the team on Saturday, but will not travel with the team on their up-coming road trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco.


Diamondbacks C Tuffy Gosewisch needs surgery for torn ACL


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch has been diagnosed with a fully torn ACL, the club announced early Tuesday morning. 

Gosewisch's injury was initially considered a jammed knee before an MRI revealed a tear. He will need to have surgery to repair the damage to the ligament. 

This injury will end Gosewisch's season. He finishes the year with a slash line of .211/.261/.281. 


Jarrod Saltalamacchia gets second start for Diamondbacks


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is getting his second start as a member of the Diamondbacks on Sunday. 

Saltalamacchia was recently called up following Tuffy Gosewisch (knee) going on the disabled list. Saltalamacchia will hit seventh in the lineup against the Brewers. 

Outfielder Ender Inciarte has the day off, with the three starting outfielders being A.J. Pollock, David Peralta and Mark Trumbo. Third baseman Yasmany Tomas is back in the starting lineup. 


Diamondbacks place Tuffy Gosewisch on DL with ACL injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) The Diamondbacks placed catcher Tuffy Gosewisch on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to an ACL injury in his left knee. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was recalled from Triple-A Reno to take his roster spot.

Gosewisch hurt his knee Wednesday against the Cardinals. The injury was originally diagnosed as a jammed knee, but he underwent an MRI on Thursday. Gosewisch said Friday he likely has an ACL tear.

Gosewisch heads to the DL with a team-high 34 starts at catcher. Jordan Pacecho and Saltalamacchia will now share the catcher responsibilities in his absence.


Diamondbacks' Tuffy Gosewisch suffers jammed left knee


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch suffered a jammed left knee on a play at first base in Wednesday's game against the Cardinals, the team announced.

Gosewisch appeared to trip over the bag at first base while trying to beat a tag, and fell to the ground, where he was holding his knee and grimacing in pain. He had to be helped to the dugout and finished the night 0 for 3.

"It looks OK," manager Chip Hale said of the knee, per FOX Sports Arizona. "He will have an MRI tomorrow. We'll have to make a decision Friday."

The Diamondbacks' only other catcher on the active roster is Jordan Pacheco, who replaced Gosewisch in the game. If Gosewisch needs to miss an extended period of time, Jarrod Saltalamacchia is an option at Triple-A after being signed earlier this month.


Diamondbacks C Tuffy Gosewisch blasts first home run of 2015


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/24/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch launched his first home run in over a year, as Arizona fell to the Cubs 9-6 on Saturday. Gosewisch's only other home run came on April 22, 2014.

Saturday's solo shot came in the sixth inning off Cubs' starter Jake Arrieta, and gave the D-Backs a 6-4 lead. The 31-year-old Gosewisch has hit safely in nine of his last 11 games and owns a .231 batting average on the season.


Diamondbacks C Tuffy Gosewisch gets breather on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) After starting three straight games, and six of the last seven, Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch will get the day off on Wednesday against the Nationals. Jordan Pacheco will be the starting catcher and will bat seventh for manager Chip Hale.

Gosewisch has been hitting well this month, batting .370 with four doubles and seven RBI nine games in May. 


Mark Trumbo, Tuffy Gosewisch get day off Saturday for Diamondbacks


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/9/2015) Right fielder Mark Trumbo and catcher Tuffy Gosewisch will get some rest Saturday as  both are out of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup against the Padres.

Trumbo has started 24 of the D-backs' 28 games in right field before Saturday while Gosewisch has started 21 games behind the plate.

Outfield utility-man Ender Inciarte will start in right and bat leadoff with Jordan Pacheco batting seventh in his seventh start behind the plate.

Diamondbacks C Tuffy Gosewisch drives in four runs Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch went 3 for 4 with four RBI during Thursday's 11-0 win over the Padres.

Gosewisch entered the game without any extra-base hits on the season, but he hit three doubles Thursday. Gosewisch now has back-to-back three-hit games after only having one multi-hit game prior to Wednesday's game. The last two games has raised his batting average from .176 to .237.

"It felt great," Gosewisch said, per MLB.com. "First one, got lucky and it fell in and relaxed a little after that and got some pitches to hit. But as a whole I think the whole team had a great approach. We just continued to get hits throughout the game."


Jarrod Saltalamacchia to sign with Diamondbacks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is expected to sign with the Diamondbacks once he clears waivers, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Saltalamacchia was designated for assignment by the Marlins on April 27 and was placed on release waivers Tuesday.

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale confirmed Saltalamacchia will start out in the minors, per MLB Network Radio.

"He's going to play in Reno (Triple-A), get his game right and we'll figure out how we're going to work this thing," Hale said.

Tuffy Gosewisch has been the Diamondbacks' primary catcher in 2015, starting 19 of 26 games behind the plate. However, he hasn't provided much offensive support, batting just .208 with no extra-base hits and five RBI in 20 games.

The Mariners, Orioles and Royals were also teams reportedly interested in signing Saltalamacchia, who lost his starting job with the Marlins to rookie J.T. Realmuto.

Saltalamacchia has a .240/.310/.415/.725 slash line over nine MLB seasons. He hit a career-best 25 home runs in 2012 with the Red Sox.


Diamondbacks' Gosewisch steals base in three-hit Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch went 3 for 4 with one RBI, one run scored and one stolen base in his team's 5-1 win over the Rockies in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Gosewisch didn't see action in the early game Wednesday and entered the second game of the doubleheader with just one hit in 14 at-bats over his last five games. The three hits marked a season high and represented just his second multihit performance of the season. Gosewisch has hit .208/.250/.208 in 72 at-bats.


Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb, Tuffy Gosewisch out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb and catcher Tuffy Gosewisch are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Lamb batted second Saturday for the first time this season but is out of the lineup Sunday for just the second time in his last eight games. Gosewisch started eight of the last nine games behind the plate. With both players on the bench, the Diamondbacks will bat third baseman Aaron Hill fifth and catcher Jordan Pacheco sixth.

The Diamondbacks are underdogs (+125) in San Francisco Sunday.


Diamondbacks C Gerald Laird scratched Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Gerald Laird was scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Dodgers and replaced by Tuffy Gosewisch.

Laird was the preferred option to work behind the plate with rookie Archie Bradley slated to make his major-league debut, but he is been dealing with back tightness, the team announced. If the team thinks he'll need more than a few days to recover after re-evaluating him Saturday, he could be placed on the disabled list, the Arizona Republic reports.

The Diamondbacks are heavy underdogs (+185) against the Dodgers Saturday.


Blake Lalli battling for backup catcher spot with Diamondbacks


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) The Diamondbacks aren't sure if they're keeping two catchers or three, and the only certainty is that Tuffy Gosewisch is starting.

Entering the final week of spring training, Blake Lalli is battling Gerald Laird and Jordan Pacheco for a roster spot. 

"You just keep playing and try not to look into things, because it's impossible," Lalli said per MLB.com's Steve Gilbert. "I feel like if you do your job on the field, that's all you can do for sure. I know it sounds cliche, but it's true. I try not to pay attention to decisions that aren't mine. ... You can look around and see and kind of figure you're in it."


D-Backs name Tuffy Gosewisch as starting catcher


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3/23/2015) The Diamondbacks announced Monday that longtime minor leaguer Tuffy Gosewisch will be their starting catcher on Opening Day, according to AZCentral.com

Drafted in 2005, Gosewisch has spent virtually his entire pro career in the minor leagues, playing in 14 MLB games in 2013 and 43 in 2014.

"I don't know which other way we would go," Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said.

In his 55 career games for the Diamondbacks, Gosewich has hit .213 with one home run and 10 RBI in 174 at-bats.


Hale: Gosewisch, Laird leading D-Backs catcher competition


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale spoke about the team's catcher competition Thursday, proclaiming Tuffy Gosewisch and Gerald Laird as the current leaders, MLB.com reports.

"Tuffy, to me, is running with it, and so is Gerald," Hale said. "I would say they're the two guys that are leading the pack. We haven't decided anything yet."

One of the reasons Laird signed with the Diamondbacks was a legitimate chance to win a roster spot, and he's established himself as a viable option for the team.

"He has just come in and done everything we've asked," Hale said. "What's impressed me is his catching. He's done a good job handling our staff, and he's had some really good at-bats. He looks fresh."

Blake Lalli or Jordan Pacheco may also be able to stick on the roster as well as a third catcher, due to their ability to play other positions.


Eight catchers vying for Diamondbacks' job


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Eight catchers are in Major League camp with the Diamondbacks, and manager Chip Hale said that any combination of them could make the final roster. 

24-year-old Peter O'Brien is a former second-round draft pick of the Yankees, who was dealt to the D-Backs last season. He's one of the top prospects in the organization and will get extensive playing time, either at the Major League level or in the minors until he's ready to take the starting job on the big club.

35-year-old Gerald Laird is a non-roster invitee. He'll likely serve as a backup if he makes the roster. 

"We know what Gerald can do," Hale told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. "We just need to make sure that he's ready. If and when he makes the team, he'll have to catch. How much can he catch for us? We'll have to figure that out."

Tuffy Gosewisch has the most experience with the team and is likely to take one of the roster spots. 

Rule V pick Oscar Hernandez needs to make the big club or be returned to the Rays. Hale praised his defense. ""He's really looked good behind the plate," Hale said. "He kind of makes it hard on the coaches and the manager because every ball he catches looks like a strike. ... He's got great hands back there and he blocks it."

Jordan Pacheco could make the squad based on his versatility at other positions. 

Blake Lalli , Matt Pagnozzi and Mark Thomas will have a tough time beating out the five players ahead of them on the depth chart. 


D-Backs catcher Tuffy Gosewisch ready to prove doubters wrong


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch, who is considered the favorite to win the starting catcher job this spring, is not worried about the skeptics who don't believe he can handle being Arizona's top catcher.

"That's more motivation for me," he told The Arizona Republic. "All that matters to me is that the team believes in me. It seems like they do and I believe in myself. The more people that come out and say that, that's fine. That's just more motivation for me to go out and prove that I belong and I can do it."

Gosewisch is not known for his offense, but the Diamondbacks are comfortable with going with a defense-first catcher because they believe the rest of the lineup will help pick up the slack offensively.

"I know that in my position, my number one job is the pitchers," he said. "So 80 percent, 90 percent of my game has to be focused on them. Knowing what they do best and knowing what the other team does best and trying to come up with a game plan -- there's not a whole lot of stats that can be put on that part of the game.

"If I can just contribute to the team offensively, I think that's what they're looking for. I'm not saying I'm going to be an All-Star, but I'm confident in my ability to hit. I know there's a lot of people out there who doubt that, but I know I can do it and I know people here think I can do it."


Tuffy Gosewisch is front-runner to be D-Backs' starting catcher


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart confirmed once again to MLB.com on Thursday that the team's search for a catcher is over. The team will head to camp with Tuffy Gosewisch as the starter, Rule 5 pick Oscar Hernandez as the backup and prospect Pete O'Brien on the cusp of making the major-league roster.

"We sat back and thought about it and talked to our guys internally, our coaching staff, and we're not going do to anything," Stewart said. "Tuffy Gosewisch has never had the opportunity to be a front-line guy, but we do know he's capable of handling the [pitching] staff. If we get some offense from him, it would be great.

"The kid Hernandez we know, through our scouting reports, is a good catch-and-throw guy. And we're not expecting any offense from him. So if we get it, that would be great. But even more importantly, we think that Peter O'Brien is going to be ready. Our coaching staff says he has a chance to break with us from spring training. And if not spring training, we expect to see him by May or June."


D-Backs won't add catcher due to prospect O'Brien's development


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Tuesday the team will not add a catcher to the roster in large part due to the development of prospect Pete O'Brien, according to The Arizona Republic.

"I've decided that I'm not going to pursue another catcher," Stewart said. "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.

"We would have had to trade somebody we didn't want to trade to make it happen. We're going to be patient and allow the progression of O'Brien to take place and stand pat on that."

Tuffy Gosewisch is the only catcher on the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster with major-league experience. Rule 5 selection Oscar Hernandez, who spent last season with the Rays' low Class-A affiliate, will also be in camp competing for a roster spot.

The Diamondbacks acquired O'Brien in a trade with the Yankees in July. The 24-year-old O'Brien hit a career-best 34 home runs in 2014. He has a .267/.319/.534/.853 slash line over three minor-league seasons.


Diamondbacks have had trouble dealing for a catcher


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2015) The Diamondbacks haven't been happy with the cost of acquiring a catcher in a trade, according to the Arizona Republic.

We've not made a whole lot of headway in that area yet," general manager Dave Stewart said. "Without really giving up something that's going to cost us a player that we don't want to give away." Arizona dealt starter Miguel Montero to the Cubs in December, and the team is set to open the season with the unproven Tuffy Gosewisch behind the dish.

The club has been in contact with the Cubs regarding Welington Castillo, but nothing has materialized yet. Stewart said rival clubs are asking for Arizona's "top guys" in exchange for a catcher. 


Tuffy Gosewisch's first hit is a home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Diamondbacks backup catcher Tuffy Gosewisch finally connected for his first hit of the season Tuesday against the Cubs.

Gosewisch's only hit happened to be his first home run of the season. Though, it didn't make much of an impact in a 9-2 loss. Gosewisch connected for a solo home run off Jason Hammel in the sixth inning Tuesday.


Tuffy Gosewisch beats out Henry Blanco for backup catching duties


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch beat out veteran Henry Blanco for the team's backup catching duties, MLB.com reports.

Gosewisch slashed .316/.316/.579 with one home run and four RBI in 19 Cactus League at-bats. Blanco will use the next 24 hours to search for a big-league job. If he's unable to find a team to play for, he'll likely become Arizona's seventh coach.

Tuffy Gosewisch doubles in two runs vs. White Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch came in for Henry Blanco in the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the White Sox.

Gosewisch, who had been dealing with a calf injury, doubled in two runs in the ninth inning. He went 1 for 2 with two RBI in a 6-4 win.

Tuffy Gosewisch ready to play


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch is ready to return, according to azcentral.com.

Gosewisch has been dealing with a calf injury, but said he could play Friday. He's battling to be the team's backup catcher. Gosewisch missed about a week due to the injury.