Gore signed a minor-league contract with Atlanta in mid-February.
The world's preeminent pinch runner has received more than five major-league plate appearances just once in his career, yet he's managed to get at least a bit of time in the big leagues in each of the last seven seasons. He's highly unlikely to carve out a significant role on a strong Atlanta roster, but he'll stand a decent chance of getting called up down the stretch or in the playoffs to steal a couple bases.
The Dodgers declared Gore a free agent Sunday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Gore didn't receive a callup to the Dodgers during the regular season, but he was with the big club for a portion of the team's run to the World Series in the playoffs. The 29-year-old was expected to serve as a pinch-running specialist off the bench, but he ultimately went used throughout the postseason. He'll now look to land a minor-league deal with the Dodgers or another organization this winter.
Gore cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Gore had his contract selected by the Dodgers at the start of the postseason but was only on the playoff roster through the NLDS and never appeared in a game. Gore made two appearances as a pinch runner and defensive replacement in the first week of the season but didn't have a plate appearance in 2020.
Gore will not be on the roster for the NLCS against the Braves, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
The pinch-running specialist was on the roster for the Division Series but did not enter a game. The Dodgers decided his spot was better used on a pitcher, so Alex Wood will join the roster in his absence.
The Dodgers selected Gore's contract from their alternate site Wednesday in advance of their wild-card series with the Brewers, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Gore didn't log a single plate appearance during the regular season, but the Dodgers will bring the speedy outfielder aboard for the three-game series as a pinch-running specialist. Over 111 career regular-season and postseason games in the big leagues, Gore has gone 45 for 55 in stolen-base attempts.
Gore cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Dodgers' alternate training site Monday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Expanded rosters theoretically benefit pinch-running specialists like Gore, but he appeared in just two games before being designated for assignment in late July. If he returns to the active roster at some point later in the year, it's unlikely to be in a fantasy-relevant role.
Gore was designated for assignment Thursday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Gore appeared in two games as a pinch runner after having his contract selected by the Dodgers on July 22. Los Angeles recalled pitcher Victor Gonzalez to take Gore's spot on the 30-man roster.
Gore's contract was selected by the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Manager Dave Roberts recently hinted that Gore could make the club as a baserunning specialist, and the team confirmed the decision by selecting his contract Wednesday. Gore is likely to be used almost entirely as a pinch runner or as the baserunner placed on second base at the start of extra innings per MLB's revised rules for the 2020 campaign. Dustin May was optioned to the Dodgers' alternate training site in a corresponding move, though his placement there is likely to be temporary.
Gore was added to the Dodgers' 60-man roster Friday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
After spending spring training at major-league camp, there was speculation that Gore could be added to the Dodgers' player pool as a baserunning specialist. He officially reported to camp Friday with just under a week remaining until Opening Day. Since Gore serves mainly as a pinch runner, he likely won't need as much time to prepare for the season as other players would. However, it'd unclear whether there will be a spot for him on the expanded major-league roster this season.
Manager Dave Roberts suggested that Gore may make the Dodgers' roster as a baserunning specialist, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The speedster wasn't invited to the team's summer camp, but Roberts hinted that "something certainly could happen in the next few days" when speaking about Gore. The 29-year-old would presumably need less time to prepare for the season since he would likely be used almost exclusively as a pinch runner, particularly in extra innings (with teams allowed to start each extra frame with a runner at second base during the 2020 campaign). Gore has the rare distinction among hitters of compiling more career games (100) than plate appearances (77) as he has been featured primarily as a pinch runner throughout his time in the majors.
Gore has a chance to make the big-league squad if the 2020 season takes place with expanded rosters, Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports.
The Dodgers signed Gore to a minor-league contract in February, and the veteran was initially considered an extreme longshot to break camp with the club. However, the possibility of expanded rosters could make room for a specialist such as Gore, who has stolen 40 bases in 100 career games. Given Gore's struggles at the plate -- he owns a career .224 batting average -- and the Dodgers' outfield depth, he would likely be used almost exclusively off the bench if he does make the team.
Gore signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on Monday as a non-roster invitee, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Gore appeared in 37 major-league games for the Royals in 2019 prior to being traded to the Yankees and spending the remainder of the season at the Triple-A level. The 28-year-old has been unimpressive at the plate over his career, but he's been a valuable baserunner, as demonstrated when he logged 13 stolen bases in his limited time with the Royals last season. Given his struggles at the plate, it's unlikely that Gore will begin the season on the major-league roster, but he could benefit from time with the major-league coaching staff.
Gore was traded from the Royals to the Yankees on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations.
Gore, who was designated for assignment by the Royals last week, will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after being dealt to New York. The speedster could join the Yankees later in the season as a pinch-running option, though he'll need to be added to the team's 40-man roster first.
Gore was designated for assignment by the Royals on Friday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Gore had only six starts since the start of June and 13 starts all season, so he was DFA'd to make room on the 40-man roster for the promotion of Bubba Starling. Gore had a .275/.362/.353 slash line with 13 stolen bases in 37 games this season, though he totaled only 58 plate appearances.
Gore will start in left field and bat ninth Thursday against the Indians.
With Alex Gordon getting a day out of the field and occupying the designated hitter spot, Gore will enter the outfield for his first start since June 21. Despite only appearing in five games during the last two weeks, Gore has managed to rack up four steals as a pinch-running specialist.
Gore remains out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Sox, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.
Gore has made just eight starts all season and only four since the beginning of May. The 27-year-old possesses elite speed but lacks the power or contact skills to consistently provide an impact at the plate, making it unlikely that he takes on an everyday role at any point this season.
Gore will start in right field and bat eighth Wednesday against the Rays.
The Royals will go speed-heavy at the bottom of the order with Billy Hamilton to follow Gore as the No. 9 hitter. Gore is picking up just his fourth start of the season, but he's already collected four steals in six attempts thanks to manager Ned Yost's willingness to frequently use him as a pinch-running specialist.
Gore went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run scored, an RBI and two stolen bases in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Mariners.
Making his first start of the season and playing left field, Gore hit ninth but was arguably the Royals' most dangerous player, collecting his first extra-base hits in a big-league career that's seen him pigeon-holed as a pinch runner. The 27-year-old's minor-league numbers don't suggest he'll keep it up, though, and with Alex Gordon off to a strong start at the plate, opportunities for Gore to show what he can do at the plate will likely remain limited.
Gore is in the lineup Wednesday and will start in left field while batting ninth.
The outfielder will make his first start of the season Wednesday against the Mariners with left-hander Yusei Kikuchi on the mound. Gore, known primarily for his speed, will cover left field for the resting Alex Gordon. In limited action this year, he's 1-for-1 with a steal.
Gore will sit again in Wednesday's game against the Twins.
Gore made the major-league roster after spring training, but will primarily serve as the last outfield reserve and a late-game pinch runner. The 27-year-old is known primarily for his speed, stealing six bases with only five at bats last year for the Cubs. He should remain primarily in the pinch runner role unless several outfielders go down.
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