Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/21/13
The Toronto Blue Jays rewarded struggling prospect Anthony Gose with a promotion to the majors, a move that surprised Gose as much as anyone. Gose has been spinning his tires in Triple A with the Buffalo Bisons batting a modest .227 in 40 games for the herd. Gose initially did not think the promotion was real when he was informed of the call-up. Gose, on receiving call this morning: “I kept asking them, was it real? … I just couldn’t believe I was going up, he said, emphasizing “I.” — John Lott (@LottOnBaseball) May 20, 2013 The move on its face caught many off guard but makes sense as left fielder Melky Cabrera is dealing with lingering sore legs and fourth outfielder Rajai Davis is on the disabled list with an oblique injury. When Gose was reassigned to Buffalo after spring training, he anticipated putting up impressive numbers to force the Jays hand into a promotion. However 40 games into the season Gose is still striking out more than once a game and his stolen base numbers are ...
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