Braves claim Gosselin off waivers

The Braves claimed infielder Phil Gosselin off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds and assigned him to Triple-A Gwinnett to begin his second stint in his original organization.

Gosselin, 29, was 3-for-24 with one homer in 20 games for the Reds this season after spending most of the 2017 season in Triple-A and hitting .146 (7-for-48) with two doubles in 40 major-league games for the Pirates and Rangers.

He has a .263 average, .314 on-base percentage and seven home runs in 579 plate appearances over parts of six seasons in the majors, including a .282 average (49-for-174) in 70 games with the Braves during 2013-15.

Gosselin was a fifth-round draft pick of the Braves in 2010 out of the University of Virginia, and debuted with Atlanta in 2013.

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