Pirates acquire INF Phil Gosselin from Arizona

The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired infielder Phil Gosselin from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league pitcher Frank Duncan.

The announcement was made by Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington.

Gosselin spent the entire 2016 season with Arizona, where he hit .277 (61-for-220) with 12 doubles, one triple, two home runs, 13 RBI and 26 runs scored in 122 games. He also led the Majors and set club records in pinch-hit appearances (83) and pinch hits (20) last season.

The 28-year-old Gosselin made 35 appearances at second base, 10 at third base, six at first base, two in left field and one in right field last season. He also ended the season with a 57-game errorless streak dating back to September 19, 2015. Gosselin has a career average of .283 (130-for-460) with 25 doubles, two triples, six home runs, 31 RBI and 64 runs scored in 216 games in the big leagues between Atlanta (2013-15) and Arizona (2015- 16).

To make room for Gosselin, a corresponding 40-man roster move will be announced at a later time.