Tuffy Gosewisch Has Torn ACL, Out for the Year

By Thomas Lynch

In addition to getting pounded on the field 8-1 by the Atlanta Braves on Monday evening, the Arizona Diamondbacks received bad news off the field. Tuffy Gosewisch was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee and is done for the season, according to Jake Rill at mlb.com. Gosewisch hurt the knee while running out a ground ball during last Wednesday’s loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

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The 31-year old catcher is slated to have surgery later this week with recovery time expected to take six to eight months. It is a devastating loss for the team as they lose a guy who was doing a tremendous job with an inexperienced starting rotation. It is also a heart-breaking setback for a guy who took eight years to make it to finally get the call to the Show and then this season broke camp as a starting catcher for the first time.

Gosewisch was hitting .211 with a home run and 13 RBI’s. He was also a big asset defensively as the play below demonstrates. We look forward to seeing Tuffy at Spring Training next year.