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Cleveland Indians call up former MLB outfielder, now pitcher Anthony Gose

The Cleveland Indians have reportedly called up former MLB outfielder Anthony Gose, who is now playing as a pitcher.

CLEVELAND — For the first time since 2016, Anthony Gose is back in the Major Leagues. And he's playing a new position.

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According to Indians Prospective, the Cleveland Indians are promoting the 31-year-old Gose from Triple-A Columbus to their big league roster ahead of Monday's double-header vs. the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field. The 31-year-old Gose previously spent five seasons playing at the Major League level for the Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers before converting to pitcher after being designated for assignment by the Tigers following the 2016 season.

Since making his position switch, the left-handed Gose has time in the Tigers and Texas Rangers minor league systems before signing with Cleveland ahead of the 2019 season. Appearing in 28 games (one start) for Triple-A Columbus in 2021, the Paramount, California, native has amassed a 6-1 record, 3.55 ERA and 49 strikeouts.

Earlier this year, Gose also played for Team USA during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Totalling 5.1 innings, Gose allowed just one hit, one walk and no runs during Team USA's run to a silver medal.

Entering Monday's doubleheader with Kansas City, the Indians lay claim to a 73-74 record and sit 11 games back of the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central Division.

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