West Chester native and Malvern Prep graduate Phil Gosselin made his big-league debut this season with the Phillies last week at Citizens Bank Park, writes Rob Parent for the Daily Times.
Gosselin was promoted from the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, to fill in at shortstop, while Jean Segura is out with a strained hamstring.
It’s no surprise that Gosselin got this opportunity. During his last 10 games with the IronPigs, he was hitting .419. Now, he will be the Phillies’ designated utility infielder until further notice.
Gosselin’s three-run double on Saturday against the Colorado Rockies propelled the Phils to an 8-5 win. Through three games, he is hitting .250.
Gosselin has previous Major League experience, with the Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks. However, coming to Clearwater as a non-roster invitee and signing a minor-league deal with the franchise he grew up rooting for was the fulfillment of a dream.
“You hope it’s going to happen; you never know,” said Gosselin. “I just tried to go to Triple-A and keep it rolling. I did a good job of that and tried to play as good as I can there and make the decision hard on them.”
Read more about Phil Gosselin in the Daily Times here.