RP - CLE
The Tigers announced they will try to convert OF Anthony Gose to pitcher. Ausmus stated it had been an idea discussed at the end of last season as a fallback option to Gose's original CF position. Gose has been documented throwing in the mid-90s in high school.
There is not much fantasy relevancy here, as Gose couldn't even make the team as a hitter. The odds are stacked against him as one does not just turn into a major league pitcher overnight, however Sean Doolittle, Kenley Jansen and Jason Motte all converted successfully in the past. Gose's conversion is definitely a story worth keeping an eye on throughout the season.
The Tigers have optioned OF Anthony Gose to Triple-A to make room on their roster for Cameron Maybin, who's returning from injury.
It's been a rough start to the season for Gose, who only mustered an OPS of .628 over 91 at-bats. He held fantasy relevance in a platoon role last year, but his value has dropped significantly this year considering his performance.
Anthony Gose will sit on Monday versus the Athletics. Tyler Collins will start in his place.
Gose is hitting only .174 through the first three weeks of the season and is 0-for-4 versus A's starter Kendall Graveman.
Anthony Gose, hitting leadoff for the Detroit Tigers, was unable to get on-base Saturday night. Gose went 0-for-5 while the rest of his teammates combined for 11 hits in a 6-2 loss to Minnesota.
Gose not being able to set the table for the big bats in the Tigers lineup undoubtedly harmed the offensive production. Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera, and Victor Martinez each had two hits in the game, but they did not have anybody consistently on base to drive in.