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Angels sign Phil Gosselin to minor league contract, per reports

Includes non-roster invitation to big league camp

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The Angels have signed utility man Phil Gosselin to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to major league camp in spring training, per multiple reports.

Full-squad workouts begin at Tempe Diablo Stadium begin on Monday, Feb. 22, five days after the first Angels spring workout for pitchers and catchers. The Angels haven’t yet announced their full list of non-roster invitees to camp, but among those headed for big league include outfielders Juan Lagares and Scott Schebler, and pitcher Jake Faria, an Orange County native.

Gosselin has played for six major league teams in his eight seasons, including the last two years in Philadelphia. He hit .250/.324/.402, a 94 wRC+, in 39 games for the Phillies in 2020, starting games at first base, second base, third base, left field, and right field in addition to designated hitter.

This is at least the second time Gosselin has crossed paths with Angels general manager Perry Minasian, who was assistant GM with the Braves when Gosselin was claimed off waivers by Atlanta in May 2018, though he wasn’t called up to the Braves that year.

Former Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., who was an analyst for Phillies games in 2020, offered his opinion of Gosselin.

The 32-year-old Gosselin in his eight major league seasons has hit .261/.314/.361 in 359 games with the Braves, Diamondbacks, Pirates, Rangers, Reds, and Phillies.