Ex-MLB outfielder Anthony Gose primed to make return as pitcher with Cleveland, per reports

Anthony Gose final noticed MLB motion on May 15, 2016.

The subsequent time he fits up he’ll have accomplished a comeback from place participant to pitcher, and that look appears imminent; Cleveland promoted the 31-year-old left-hander to the majors, per a number of reviews on Monday.

Gose was a second-round decide by the Philadelphia Phillies out of Bellflower High School (California) in 2008. He made his main league debut 4 years later with the Toronto Blue Jays, who acquired him on the 2010 commerce deadline in a three-team deal involving the Houston Astros for Roy Oswalt.

An outfielder, Gose spent three seasons in Toronto earlier than being traded to the Detroit Tigers. He was the Tigers’ on a regular basis outfielder in 2015 and hit .209 in 101 plate appearances the next season.

Gose first made the transition to pitcher in 2017 whereas nonetheless within the Tigers group, beginning on the Class A Advanced degree. The Texas Rangers took him within the Rule 5 Draft that offseason and he surrendered 15 earned runs over 26 innings between Class A Advanced and Class AA.

Cleveland signed him forward of the 2019 season, and regardless of command struggles – 29 walks in 29 innings – he posted a 2.48 ERA throughout 32 outings.

Team USA pitcher Anthony Gose (31) throws a pitch towards Korea in group B play through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium.

The pandemic prohibited minor league baseball in 2020, however Gose began the yr with Class AAA Columbus. Since he wasn’t on the 40-man roster this summer time, Gose pitched for Team USA on the Tokyo Olympics as a lefty specialist. In 4 appearances (5 ⅓ innings), Gose gave up one hit and one stroll and was named to the All-World workforce because the U.S. took silver. Gose’s fastball velocity sat within the mid-90s.

Gose surrendered a solo homer in his first recreation again with Columbus however hasn’t allowed a run in 11 straight outings. He has a 3.55 ERA with 28 walks and 49 strikeouts over 33 frames in 2021.

Cleveland (73-74) has 15 video games remaining this season.

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This article initially appeared on USA TODAY: Anthony Gose to make MLB return as Cleveland pitcher

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