Tuffy Gosewisch

Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch out for the season with torn ACL

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Tuffy Gosewisch, began the season as the Diamondbacks’ starting catcher after spending a decade in the minors, will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee.

He’ll need surgery, which carries a 6-8 month recovery timetable, and by the time Gosewisch is healthy again the Diamondbacks will presumably have improved their catching situation enough that he’ll have to compete for a backup job. Gosewisch is a 31-year-old career .212 hitter with two homers and a .525 OPS in 93 games as a big leaguer.

Jarrod Saltamacchia, who signed with the Diamondbacks after being released by the Marlins, will take over for Gosewisch as Arizona’s primary catcher and try to get his career back on track.