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.
Gose is scheduled to make his first spring appearance for Texas on Friday against San Diego, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Houston had taken Gose as a Rule 5 pick, but had no room for the left-hander and returned him to Texas earlier in March. Gose is a flamethrower, but as the Astros learned, the converted outfielder doesn't always know where his fastball is going.
Gose was returned to Texas on Friday and assigned to the Triple-A Round Rock roster. Gose was selected by the Astros in the Rule 5 draft this past December, but will go back to the Rangers after passing through waivers untouched earlier this week. He only appeared in one Grapefruit League game with the defending champs, and promptly walked all three batters he faced. The southpaw last appeared in a big-league game in 2016 with Detroit. He will spend the next few weeks in major-league camp and serve as organizational depth for the Rangers' bullpen during this upcoming campaign.
Gose was placed on outright waivers by the Astros on Monday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports. Gose, a converted outfielder who was a Rule 5 pick by the Astros in December, struggled mightily in his only Grapefruit League appearance, walking all three batters he faced while looking confused by signs. As a result, the Astros decided to cut ties with the 27-year-old rather than attempt to keep him on their active roster all season. He'll be offered back to the Rangers if he passes through waivers untouched.
Gose walked all three batters he faced and looked confused by signs Saturday, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports. The 27-year-old converted outfielder was a Rule 5 pick by the Astros this winter. The lefty has an electric fastball but obviously very little pitching experience. He's fighting for a job in the deep Astros bullpen and will have to do significantly better next time out if he's to stay in consideration for a roster spot.