Source: #DBacks getting IF Phil Gosselin for Arroyo, Toussaint. Clearing money.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 21, 2015
Diamondbacks confirm, announce:
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) June 21, 2015
It’s a money deal for the Diamondbacks as Arroyo is owed about $13 million while he rehabs from Tommy John surgery.
Toussaint, 19, was the Diamondbacks 16th overall pick in the 2014 draft and was considered a top 100 prospect by Baseball America and MLB.com this preseason. In 67 1/3 minor league innings in rookie ball and single-a he has a 5.75 ERA. In 2015, though, he has a 3.69 ERA in 39 innings pitched with 29 strikeouts and 15 walks.
Gosselin, 26, has spent 70 games in the big leagues over three seasons with the Braves. He has a slash line of .282/.321/.345 with 1 homer, and an 87 wRC+. In 2177 minor league plate appearances he has a slash of .274/.331/.375 with 37 stolen bases.
The Diamondbacks are likely getting a backup second baseman and cap relief for their 2014 first rounder. Bizarre, but the Braves continue to stock young pitchers in their farm system while they continue their rebuild.