Gose was involved in a car accident Friday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports. Gose checked out fine following the accident, but he'll be limited for several days to make sure that he's ok to play. While he'll be a non-roster invitee at spring training, Gose will likely serve as organizational depth to begin the regular season.
Gose re-signed with Cleveland as a non-roster invitee Tuesday. The 30-year-old former outfielder began his conversion to pitching back in 2017 but has yet to advance above Double-A. In 65.2 total minor-league innings, he owns a 4.39 ERA and 1.61 WHIP, with his 19.9 percent walk rate coming in far too high for him to be an effective weapon. Cleveland evidently still believes there's something there, however, as he's set to spend his third straight year with the organization.
Gose was moved to Cleveland's satellite camp Wednesday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. While the Indians reportedly love Gose's arm, the team also feels the outfielder-turned-reliever could benefit from some additional reps. Gose, who touched 100 mph in spring and struck out nine batters in 5.2 innings before the shutdown, could eventually be a dangerous option for Cleveland's bullpen down the line.
Gose will be a part of the Indians' 60-man player pool this season. The outfielder-turned-reliever was touching 100 mph this spring, according to Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs. He also has a plus curveball and struck out nine in 5.2 innings before the shutdown. James Karinchak is the most likely reliever to vulture saves from Brad Hand, but Gose is a player to keep an eye on given his stuff and untapped potential since converting from position player to pitcher in 2017.
Gose agreed to a minor-league contract with the Indians on Saturday. Gose hasn't appeared in a major-league game since 2016 but will provide some additional pitching depth within Cleveland's organization for the upcoming year. Across 21 appearances at Double-A Frisco in the Rangers' system, he logged a disastrous 6.52 ERA and 2.09 WHIP in 19.1 innings of relief.
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