Gose was suspended for three days and has been transferred to Double-A Erie following his incident at Triple-A Toledo, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Gose was suspended for his altercation with manager Lloyd McClendon, followed by not showing up to his scheduled game on Sunday. He has been transferred to Double-A to get a fresh start on what has been a dismal first half for the 25-year-old.
Gose didn't show up to his game for Triple-A Toledo on Sunday after an argument with skipper Lloyd McClendon on Saturday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet reports. After struggling in the big leagues to start the season, Gose was sent to Triple-A after Cameron Maybin was activated from the disabled list. Gose has continued to struggle on the year in Toledo, hitting just .185/.255/.266 in 184 at-bats. Gose let the frustration from the season boil over on Saturday as he got into an argument with manager Lloyd McClendon. Instead of trying to mend fences on Sunday, Gose decided not to show up to the ballpark. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says that he's aware of the situation but doesn't know all the details.
Gose was 0-for-4 Sunday for Triple-A Toledo, but did manage to go without a strikeout for the first time since May 28. It's a minor miracle to say the least. Gose is hitting .181 with 11 RBI and 64 strikeouts in 144 at-bats. His at-bats are declining because the Mud Hens are juggling time between him and stud JaCoby Jones. The end is nigh.
Gose is hitting .195 with 15 hits, just two for extra bases, in 77 at-bats with Triple-A Toledo. Strikeouts continue to plague Gose, who has been whiffed 35 times, and his measly .287 on-base percentage means he hasn't been on the paths enough to swipe more than a single bag. Now, Double-A phenom JaCoby Jones has been promoted to Triple-A and has pushed Gose further down the depth chart. The majors -- and fantasy relevance -- is a long way away.
Gose was optioned to Triple-A Toledo following Sunday's game. Gose's struggles at the plate have finally caught up to him, with Steven Moya coming up and playing well and now Cameron Maybin set to be activated. The 25-year-old will now attempt to work out the kinks in the minors but could be back with Detroit in the future either by injury or good play. With center field now relatively clear, expect Maybin to take on the everyday role while Moya will likely serve as the fourth outfielder.