TORONTO -- Rookie outfielder Anthony Gose has begun to show signs that he is becoming more comfortable with his role in the Major Leagues.
The 21-year-old received a surprise promotion from Triple-A Las Vegas on July 17 after Jose Bautista went on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left wrist. That opened up a starting spot for one of Toronto's top prospects, but it took Gose a little while to settle in.
After recording just one hit in his first 11 at-bats to go along with five strikeouts, Gose entered play on Saturday riding a mini two-game hitting streak and appears more locked in at the plate.
"This is something that guys work their whole life to get to and you realize a dream," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. "In some ways, it can be a little surreal, a little daunting at times. But he is a confident guy and he is an extremely talented one. It's evident when he gets on base he can be disruptive. But, yeah, perfectly normal for that kind of reaction."
Gose recorded his first Major League RBI and stolen base during the Blue Jays' 8-3 win over the Tigers on Friday night. He is now hitting .167 (3-for-18), while proving well-above-average defense in the outfield.