The Rangers announced today that they received Rule 5 pick Anthony Gose back from the Astros and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock. He’ll join the Rangers in big league camp as a non-roster player. The Astros reportedly placed the left-hander/outfielder on outright waivers earlier this week.
Gose, a former big league outfielder, had been hoping to make a stacked Astros roster as a reliever. The former top outfield prospect converted to the mound last season after several years of difficulties at plate. Gose was a two-way star as an amateur but was drafted and developed solely as an outfielder. His arm strength from the outfield and his former pitching prowess have translated to the mound to an extent, as he’s reportedly been able to touch triple digits with his fastball.
Gose pitched 10 2/3 innings in Class-A Advanced in the Rangers organization last season and posted a 14-to-6 K/BB ratio in that time. It’s possible that the Rangers will continue to give him a look on the mound, though the team’s exact plans for him remain unclear. Rangers EVP of communications John Blake referenced Gose as an outfielder/left-handed pitcher in announcing the move, so perhaps he’ll continue to work on both elements of his game.
The Rangers received a rule 5 pick back from the Rangers! It’s a pretty big day in baseball!
Don’t be a douche. The title explains it all
Surprisingly a Bucks Fan
thank you, people here try to feel so cool
Douche yes but the amount of mistakes in this articles are baffling sometimes they really rush cause everyone has gotta be first
Yeah they can be bad, but it gets the point across.
Free for the most part accurate information; it’s not like cnn or anything
Says the guy with multiple mistakes in his own run-on sentence.
Just giving you a hard time because I really don’t care.
Time to feed the trolls.
Mistakes, like the lack of punctuation in your response, which makes it impossible to read?
This type of “joke” is so tired at this point.
I am so tired of the grammar/spelling police! It gets old really fast!
Hear you go Rangers, pitch him against us please. Thanks. – The Defending Champs
I hope you live to regret that.
“Thair” you go, defending chumps. Be careful what you wish for–The Rangers, who owned you before and will again real soon.
Real soon? A decade seems pretty long man
Why don’t you show off all of those Rangers World Series trophies while you’re at it.
New ‘stros “fan” on the loose!
People refer to us New England fans as obnoxious, arrogant, etc, but never in a million years would I ever consider signing off with “The Defending Champs”.
Where’s the hate/animosity?
It would take a lot more than that
He didn’t pitch in the Rangers system last year, it was the Tigers system
I feel like the only reason the Astros even took him in the rule 5 was to sabotage the Rangers experiment..
They never had any intention of keeping him on the big league roster
A lefty with his arm? If he came in and was lights out then I’m sure they would have given him a good look. But he wasn’t.
You can believe you are rhe King of Mars, too, if you like.
This guy has a job but Kyle Lohse and Tyler Cravy don’t? Am I taking crazy pills ?
Didn’t Lohse retire like 2 years ago?
He did have the best interview in all of sports the other day, if that counts for anything
High school coaching for Anthony, … in the near future.
Anthony Gose has an electric left arm but has no idea where the ball is going once it leaves his hand. He also has elite speed. The tools are awesome. If he can figure it out he will be a great reliever and a good pinch runner and back up/5th outfielder.
I hear that he is not the smartest tool in the shed though.
I hope he makes it. It would be a shame too see all these great tools never reach the next level. #Scoutseyes
These “great tools” mean nothing if you can’t put them together. I can go find an Olympic sprinter to be a fifth outfielder. Or I can find countless 17 year old Dominican or Cubans who throw 98 but have no idea where the ball is going.
I believe you mean “sharpest tool in the shed”.
Oh no! Not this guy again! #BULLSHITEYES
Baseball needs 2 way players. It’s what makes guys like ohtani exciting
Great notion, but I see him eventually migrating to position player only, I don’t think his shoulder holds up long term in MLB as a pitcher. #Scoutseyes
Well there Gose the neighborhood
Wait. Gose is a reliever now!? What the what?