Crew signs catcher Gosewisch to Minors deal

December 7th, 2018
Seattle Mariners catcher Tuffy Gosewisch in action against the Texas Rangers in a baseball game Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Elaine Thompson/AP

MILWAUKEE -- After losing Triple-A catchers and to free agency in the wake of productive seasons, the Brewers moved to restore some depth to the position Friday by striking a Minor League deal with veteran backstop Tuffy Gosewisch that includes an invitation to big league Spring Training camp.
Gosewisch, 35, last appeared in the Majors with Seattle in 2017, when he played in 11 games. He's a .190/.228/.271 hitter in 447 big league plate appearances as a backup for Arizona and Seattle but has turned in solid defensive work in the Minors over parts of 12 seasons.
The Brewers finished last season with three catchers on the Major League roster, all of whom are back for 2019: , and prospect .
Gosewisch is only the second outside acquisition by the Brewers since their season ended in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. On Nov. 13, the team signed left-hander Angel Perdomo to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invitation.