Center Field Too Crowded For Anthony Gose, So He’ll Try Pitching Because Why Not?
If Anthony Gose makes his way back into the good graces of management and appears in a Tigers uniform this season, apparently it could be out of the bullpen.
You read that right. After Gose's name was called in the latest round of cuts out of Tigers Spring Training camp, reports have come out to transition him from outfield to pitcher.
Apparently it's not as far fetched as you'd think, he had some stuff out of high school. ESPN's Keith Law speaking to the Detroit Free Press in a text said "Saw him up to 97, super fast arm, violent delivery, thought he was probably a reliever in the end but better chances than as a hitter."
Gose had a fall from grace last season, he appeared in only 30 games at the major league level when his struggles at the plate got him demoted to Toledo. In Toledo, he only got worse and had a shouting match with then Mud Hens manager Lloyd McLendon and was subsequently sent to AA Erie where he finished the year.
McLendon is now the Tigers hitting coach, maybe he doesn't want to deal with Gose again and this is his idea. Or Maybe Gose does have a killer arm and is the bullpen player the Tigers have desperately been searching for.
The Tigers open the season on April 3 on the road against the White Sox, Comerica Park Opening Day is April 7 against Boston.