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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey gestures to catcher Josh Thole after walking Tampa...

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey gestures to catcher Josh Thole after walking Tampa Bay Rays' James Loney during the fourth inning of an American League MLB baseball game in St. Petersburg, Florida, August 16, 2013. (REUTERS/Brian Blanco)

Mike Rutsey, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:28 PM ET

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. - Anthony Gose has become one serious dude.

Recalled by the Jays due to Munenori Kawasaki being absent while on a paternity leave, Gose has become one determined young man.

In a season that is heading nowhere for the Blue Jays, Gose is desperate to not have that happen to him in 2013.

A prized acquisition when general manager Alex Anthopoulos obtained him from Houston in 2010, Gose has seen his development not only stall, but retreat slightly.

The speedy outfielder with the cannon arm who just turned 24 on Aug. 10, no longer struts the confident, cocky swagger he portrayed when he first became a member of the Jays organization.

This season has been more of a reality check where not only his talent on the field but his attitude off it has been tested.


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