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 serve as organizational depth for the Rangers' bullpen during this upcoming campaign.
Gose, a converted outfielder who was a Rule 5 pick by the Astros in winter, 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.
Gose has been behind the other pitchers attending big-league camp while he continues to recover from an elbow injury he suffered last August, but after facing hitters this week, it looks like he's ready to make his spring debut. The 27-year-old, who converted to relief pitching last season after an unsuccessful five-year stint as an outfielder in the majors with the Blue Jays and Tigers, was a Rule 5 selection by the Astros this winter, so he'll need to remain on the big-league roster all season or else Houston forfeits his rights.
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