Blue Jays outfielder Anthony Gose was born in Paramount, Calif., which is appropriate because it’s paramount Toronto finds a way to keep him in the big leagues, even when the injured Colby Rasmus returns to the lineup.
At least, that’s what a lot of Jays supporters are starting to believe.
The way the 23-year-old has performed since being recalled Toronto on May 15, it would be lunacy for the Jays to send him back down to triple-A Buffalo.
Heading into Tuesday night’s game against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays, Gose was hitting .300 with a .447 On-Base-Percentage and has reached base safely in all 10 starts this season. Even more impressive has been his play in the outfield.
And along with veteran shortstop Jose Reyes, the young outfielder brings a frightening dimension of speed on the bath paths from the No.1 and 9 batting slots.
“That puts a lot of pressure on the other teams,” said Reyes.