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Otters Sign Gossmann and Gordon; Add MacDonald

January 28, 2022 - Frontier League (FL) - Evansville Otters News Release


EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The Evansville Otters have signed pitcher Austin Gossmann and outfielder Miles Gordon to contracts for the 2022 season, while also adding utility player Kyle MacDonald to the 2022 roster.

Gossmann joined the Otters in 2021 following his senior season at the University of Southern Indiana, just down the road from the Otters' home ballpark at Bosse Field.

In his rookie season with the Otters, Gossmann went 2-7 with a 4.22 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 89.2 innings pitched and 15 starts.

Gossmann pitched at USI for three seasons between 2019-2021, with an overall win-loss record of 9-8.

Before attending USI, Gossmann pitched his freshman year at the University of South Alabama. Gossman is a graduate of Avon High School, just outside Indianapolis.

Gordon, from Oakville, Ontario in Canada, also comes off his first season with the Otters. He batted .252 with 54 runs, 20 extra-base hits, 32 RBIs, and 25 stolen bases in 84 games played with the Otters.

The outfielder also brought with him five seasons of experience with the Cincinnati Reds organization.

Overall, with the Reds organization, Gordon batted .242 with 13 home runs and 99 RBIs in 908 at-bats. In 253 games played, Gordon scored 130 runs, had 68 totals extra-base hits, and swiped 47 bags.

In his time with the Reds, Gordon played with former Otters pitcher Randy Wynne in Dayton in 2019 and roomed with former Otters outfielder Logan Taylor in 2018.

Gordon was drafted by the Reds in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB June Amateur Draft out of St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School in Oakville, Ontario.

MacDonald is from Mississauga, Ontario and is entering his first season with the Otters in 2022. He spent 2019 and 2021 with the New York Yankees organization, most recently with the Hudson Valley Renegades of the High-A East League in 2021.

MacDonald was drafted by the Yankees in the 27th round of the 2019 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Arkansas State University. Overall, with the Yankees organization, MacDonald batted .289 with 23 runs, 13 doubles, six home runs, and 36 RBIs in 57 games played.

The versatile McDonald played collegiately at Crowder College before transferring to Arkansas State for his final couple seasons. He earned several accolades and set numerous records at both schools.

The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions.

The Otters play all home games at historic Bosse Field, located at 23 Don Mattingly Way in Evansville, Ind. Stay up-to-date with the Evansville Otters by visiting evansvilleotters.com, or follow the Otters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information, visit evansvilleotters.com or call (812) 435-8686.


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