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Gosselin Makes MLB Debut

Gosselin Makes MLB Debut

Former Virginia infielder Phil Gosselin had a weekend to remember in Atlanta. Gosselin became the 32nd former Cavalier to reach the big-league level after being promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday night. The Pennsylvania native did not have to wait long to see game action, making his MLB debut as a defensive replacement (2b) in the 10th inning Friday night in Atlanta’s 3-2 win over the Nationals. Then on Sunday, Gosselin’s number was called for his first career start, and he answered the bell. Again playing second base, and hitting 2nd in the batting order,¬†Gosselin went 2-4 with a run scored.

Phill Gosselin played at UVA from 2008-2010, earning First-Team All-ACC honors twice, and helping to lead Virginia to its first College World Series appearance in 2009. He was selected by the Braves in the 5th round (164th overall) of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft.