It’s late in the season and the San Antonio Missions are short-handed at catcher.
David Freitas is hitting almost .400 but is on the injured list. Jacob Nottingham has played a lot of innings over a long hot Texas summer.
So the Missions turned to Tuffy Gosewisch, who started two of their last three games.
Gosewisch has played in only 42 games this season. But one summer doesn’t tell you the story of the experience he brings to the team.
The 32-year-old catcher had been in pro baseball since being an 11th-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Phillies 14 years ago. He has spent time in the majors with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners, playing a combined 137 games in bigs from 2013-2017.
And after playing all of last year and this year in Triple-A, Gosewisch played in his 1,000th minor league game on Friday night at Wolff Stadium in the Missions’ 4-2 victory over the Oklahoma City Dodgers.