Former Outfielder Anthony Gose Returns To MLB Slinging Heat

Former Outfielder Anthony Gose Returns To MLB Slinging Heat

The 2021 season is one season that Anthony Gose will remember. Even though he made his first appearance of the season on September 20, his appearance was the talk around the league.

Gose made his major league debut on the mound for the team formerly known as the Cleveland Indians-now the Cleveland Guardians.

This was Gose’s first appearance in the big leagues since 2016. But Gose was not a pitcher the last time he was in the league.

He was a speedy outfielder before, but now he’s on the mound and possesses an electric fastball from the left side.


Gose came in during the second game of a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals and pitched 1⅔ innings, allowing one run, one hit with one walk and one strikeout.

But the most impressive part about his performance was the velocity on his fastball.

He threw 39 total pitches during his outing and seven of those pitches hit triple digits.

“That was pretty special to me,” Gose told after his performance. “It meant a lot to get the opportunity to go out there again. It’s been a while. I’m excited to be able to have the opportunity.”

Gose also showed that he was not afraid of competing against one of the best hitters in the game.

He struck out Salvador Perez on a 98 mph four-seam fastball. And watching him pitch, you can see that it doesn’t take a lot from Gose to throw that hard.

This brother has a normal pitching delivery, but when that ball comes out of his hand, it gets to you quick when you’re at the plate.


Cleveland’s interim manager DeMarlo Hale was really pleased with Gose’s performance.

“He’s not afraid to compete,” Hale said. “I didn’t even think about that in those terms. When we brought him in, it was a situation we were trying to get multi-innings from him, keep the game close. He did that but the competitor in him, it really doesn’t matter who’s in the box.”

Now the question is, people might want to know where Gose has been after the 2016 season?

Well he’s still been involved in the game. He was a member of the U.S. Olympic team that competed in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

He pitched four scoreless innings during the Olympics.

After finishing his time with the Detroit Tigers as an outfielder in 2016, Gose made the transition to pitcher after failing to make Detroit’s opening day roster in 2017.

Our MLBbro hit .240 with 57 steals in the majors and in 2015, he stole 23 bases and hit 24 doubles for the Tigers while batting .254 in 140 games.

Gose spent a few seasons in the minor leagues, recently spending time with Cleveland’s Triple-A affiliate, Columbus Clippers.

Now he finds himself back in the league, playing a different position and he’s going to continue to work hard day in and day out.

“You think about his journey, putting in the work over the last few years, he’s got to feel good about himself and what he’s done to get to this point,” Hale said.

Big shoutout to Gose on his first appearance on the mound and we know this won’t be the last time we see him out there



Cleveland rookie sensation Triston McKenzie followed up his 11-K near no-hitter with a masterful seven innings of one-run, two-hit ball with eight strikeouts, in a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.

Brothers Ballin’ | Bo Naylor Is On The MLB Fast Track To Join Brother Josh In Cleveland

Brothers Ballin’ | Bo Naylor Is On The MLB Fast Track To Join Brother Josh In Cleveland

Catcher Bo Naylor was hotter than fish grease over the weekend as he drove in six runs to help Double-A Akron put away the Erie SeaWolves.



Naylor drilled a 96 mile per hour fastball over the right-field wall for a grand slam to put the Akron RubberDucks up 6-1 in the top of the sixth inning. The long ball was his fifth of the season and his 23rd RBI of the year.


But if some are good, more is better.

Then, the 21-year-old connected on a two-run moon shot that cleared the scoreboard in the seventh inning for the first multi-home run game of his young career; Naylor tied his career-high in RBI to put the RubberDucks up 11-4.



If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Naylor’s older brother Josh is a first baseman/outfielder for the Cleveland Gaurdians. 

The Canadian MLBbro set an example of how to be the consummate pro. Through 233 at-bats this season, he was hitting .253 with 59 hits which accounted for 28 runs, 21 RBI, 14 bases on balls, 13 doubles, and seven home runs. 

But a gruesome leg injury ended his season prematurely, which left little bro carrying the torch to keep the family name lit.



Bo, whose first name is Noah, played for the Canadian junior national team, where he took home the MVP award in 2017 and 2018 while also finishing second in the ’17 high school home run derby during All-Star festivities.



Bo is the number three prospect inside the Guardians’ farm system and the only representative at the Futures Game held last month in Denver, Colorado, during the MLB All-Star break.


Noah received the news while  caring for his recovering brother, as they are roommates. He received a call from James Harrison, the Guardians Vice President of player development.

Bo told

“He just asked me about Josh, how the day’s going and how he’s recovering,”

Bo went on to say, “I was just talking to him about the situation, where we were at, and then he said, ‘Well, you know, it’s not all bad news.’”

He went on to congratulate Bo on the selection and how he would be representing the organization.

That honor brings the bros one step closer to achieving the goal of one day taking the field together for the same organization.



Noah was selected 29th overall by Cleveland in the 2018 MLB Draft, which is the same team who acquired Josh (selected 12th overall by the Miami Marlins in 2015) in a trade with the San Diego Padres last summer.

The brothers became the first Canadian siblings to be drafted in the first round.



Bo accumulated 34 hits on the season, scored 27 runs, banged home 26 RBI and even swiped four bases.

With a 48-28 record, those numbers have the RubberDucks (winners of four of their last five) on an existing three-game winning streak.


Look for Noah to return to the pond as the RubberDucks host the Altoona Curve before a packed crowd as Union Home Mortgage welcome fans back home to Canal Park on August 3, with the first pitch at 6:35 p.m.