West Chester native Phil Gosselin had an amazing spring with the Phillies, the team he grew up rooting for, writes Matthew DeGeorge for the Daily Local News.
“I grew up loving the Phillies,” said Gosselin, a Malvern Prep graduate. “To be able to put on this uni, even in spring training, is special.”
The 30-year-old is transitioning to Triple-A Lehigh Valley’s camp this week. He maximized his opportunity as a non-roster invitee this spring by playing some of his best baseball.
Through Sunday, he batted .414 in 18 games, going 17-for-41 with eight extra-base hits. He also scored eight runs, drove in six, and homered twice with an on-base percentage of .455.
While this wasn’t enough to earn Gosselin a spot on the opening-day roster, it did earn him admiration from his big-league boss, Gabe Kapler.
“I would say if there’s a guy that’s really elevated himself as somebody who’s flashing more brightly on our radar from the non-roster guys, he might be the guy,” Kapler said.
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