Indians promote converted pitcher Gose
Former MLB outfielder Anthony Gose returned to the big leagues for the first time in five years, and he did so as a pitcher.
The Cleveland Indians called up the 31-year-old left-hander Monday and he didn't disappoint in his first major-league appearance as a hurler.
It's been a wild journey for the former second-round draft pick, who debuted in the majors as an outfielder with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012 before fizzling out as a position player with the Tigers in 2016. He converted to pitching in 2017.
Gose has been impressive for the Indians' Triple-A club thanks to an arsenal that includes a 101-mph fastball. The southpaw owns a 6-1 record with a 3.55 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 33 innings this season for Columbus, although he's walked 28.
Along with his stellar minor-league numbers, the California native won a silver medal with the United States at the Olympics in August.