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Phil Gosselin Claimed on Waivers by Texas Rangers

Phil Gosselin was claimed by the Texas Rangers on Saturday. Photo Credit: David Hague
Phil Gosselin Claimed on Waivers by Texas Rangers
John Dreker

The Texas Rangers have claimed infielder Phil Gosselin from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. The Rangers also claimed reliever Jhan Marinez from the Pirates on Thursday. Gosselin had three stints with the Pirates this season, hitting .150/.190/.175 in 28 games. He has been with Indianapolis since July 20th, and had a .266/.304/.336 slash line in 63 games. The 40-man roster now has one open spot....

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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