Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2009 Multi-Ad Reading Phillies #11 Tuffy Gosewisch

The Phillies recently announced Spring Training invitations had been extended to 13 more non-roster players. All players listed below played within the Phillies organization in 2009, unless otherwise noted:

Pitcher Phillipe Aumont (Mariners), outfielder Domonic Brown, infielder Ozzie Chavez, infielder Freddy Galvis, outfielder Tyson Gillies (Mariners), catcher Tuffy Gosewisch, catcher Kevin Nelson, pitcher B.J. Rosenberg, catcher Dane Sardinha (Tigers), pitcher Joe Savery, catcher John Suomi (Royals), pitcher Ryan Vogelsong (Japan) and pitcher Ehren Wasserman (White Sox).

Over the past few springs, the Phillies have had a number of non-roster invitees eventually end up with the big club, including Andy Tracy and Paul Hoover last year, Mike Cervenak in 2008 and Chris Coste in 2006. The two former Mariners prospects obtained in the Cliff Lee deal will be interesting to watch. And how can you not root for a minor league catcher named Tuffy Gosewisch?


Pop-Pop said...

Besides Pickles...I believe Tuffy is my new favorite Phil

Jim said...

Agreed. Although I'm still partial to Pickles.