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September 23, 1980 |
|September 9, 2004, for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 2009, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Earned run average||4.85|
Gosling was originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 14th round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft, but chose to go to college at Stanford University, where he graduated with a degree in Human Biology.
He was drafted again, by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2nd round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. Gosling began his career in AA with the El Paso Diablos, and led the Texas League in wins in 2002. After shoulder surgery in 2003, he made his major league debut with the D-backs on September 9, 2004. He went 1–1 with a 4.62 earned run average in six appearances (four starts) for the season. He split 2005 between the Diamondbacks and their AAA affiliate, the Tucson Sidewinders, going 0–3 with a 4.45 ERA in 13 appearances (five starts) for Arizona.
In 2006, Gosling was selected off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds. He made one appearance with the Reds in 2006, and split 2007 between the Reds and their AAA affiliate, the Louisville Bats, going 2-0 with the Reds. He made 24 total appearances in two seasons for the Reds, and was used exclusively out of the bullpen.
Toronto Blue Jays
In January 2009, Gosling signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins. After going 7-1 out of the bullpen for the Rochester Red Wings, Gosling exercised a June 1 escape clause in his contract to become a free agent.
On December 2, 2009, Gosling re-signed with the Cleveland Indians on a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.
On May 17, 2010, Gosling officially announced his retirement before a Columbus Clippers game for Cleveland's AAA minor league affiliate. He finished his career that night by pitching 6.1 scoreless innings in a spot start against the Durham Bulls.
Life after baseball
In August 2012, Gosling returned to Stanford and enrolled at Stanford Law School.
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