June 15, 2021

DCTRS

Damascus Center for Theoretical and Civil Rights Studies

Angels sign utilityman Phil Gosselin to minor league deal

The Angels signed veteran infielder Phil Gosselin to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training Tuesday, adding a versatile veteran to the competition for a utility spot.

Gosselin, 32, has a .261 career batting average, .675 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, 10 homers, 35 doubles and 54 RBIs in eight seasons with Atlanta, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Texas, Cincinnati and Philadelphia.

The right-handed hitting and throwing Gosselin has made 63 of his 119 career starts at second base, but he’s also started 22 games at third base, 14 in the corner-outfield spots, 11 at first base and nine at shortstop. He will compete with Luis Rengifo and Franklin Barreto for a reserve role.