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Toronto Blue Jays recall OF Anthony Gose

05/20/2013 2:36 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Anthony Gose played in 56 games for Toronto in 2012.(AP)
The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled outfielder Anthony Gose from Triple-A Buffalo, and he was in uniform for the Jays’ Victoria Day matinee against Tampa Bay at Rogers Centre.

Gose, 22, was hitting .227 in 40 games at Triple-A Buffalo, with two home runs, 12 RBI, and five stolen bases. Acquired when Roy Halladay was traded to Philadelphia in 2010, he made his Major League debut with the Jays last year, hitting .223 with one homer, 11 RBI, and 15 steals in 56 games.

According to National Post beat writer John Lott, Gose himself was even surprised by the call-up; in a piece published on the Post’s website Monday morning, the speedster admitted he was “as low as I could be” last week, and said he kept asking team brass “is this real?” when he was informed of the promotion.

To make room, Toronto optioned RHP Mickey Storey to Buffalo. Storey, who was briefly part of the Yankees organization this winter, did not pitch in this past weekend’s series at Yankees Stadium; he had appeared in two games for the Jays, allowing three runs in 3.2 innings pitched, and the righty has a 3.69 ERA in nine appearances at Triple-A as well.

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