Former A’s pitcher Daniel Gossett signs with Boston Red Sox
By David Hill
Former Oakland A’s prospect Daniel Gossett has found a new team as he has signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox.
The Oakland A’s had hoped that Daniel Gossett would be a significant piece of their pitching staff. A second round selection in the 2014 MLB Draft, Gossett quickly moved through the system, reaching the majors in 2017. However, injuries and ineffectiveness ruined his career, as he was released by Oakland in July, then sat out the 2020 campaign.
Gossett has now found a new team for the upcoming season. He has signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox, which includes an invitation to the major league portion of spring training.
His major league performance would not lead anyone to think that this is a major signing for Boston. He has posted a 4-14 record with a 5.91 ERA and a 1.556 WHiP over his 115.2 innings, striking out 84 batters with 39 walks. Home runs have been a major issue, as Gossett has allowed 26 longballs in his brief major league career.
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He has, however, been much better in AAA. In 128.2 innings, he has posted a 2.87 ERA and a 1.158 WHiP, striking out 117 batters with 43 walks. Gossett has dominated at the minor league level, and at this point, seemingly has nothing left to prove in the lower levels.
That success has not translated to the majors. It is possible that, as he has recovered from Tommy John surgery, he will be able to finally establish himself at the major league level. The Red Sox are certainly a good landing spot for him, especially as the rotation has plenty of question marks heading into the 2021 campaign.
Boston may be Gossett’s last chance to prove that he is more than a Quad-A player. This is a franchise that is in desperate need of pitching depth and is looking for arms to establish themselves for the coming year. Gossett could be a part of the answer with a strong showing in spring training.
Daniel Gossett is getting another chance as he has signed with the Boston Red Sox. This may be his last chance to establish himself in the majors.