Roberto Perez and Jose Ramirez hit home runs against Gerrit Cole during the Indians' victory over the Yankees. (0:34).
CLEVELAND -- Anthony Gose has a new pitch for the majors.
Gose, who was a former fast outfielder in big leagues, was called up by the Cleveland Indians to be a lefty reliever and hard-throwing pitcher on Monday.
Gose, 31, last played in major leagues with Detroit in 2016.
DeMarlo Hale, interim manager for Cleveland, stated that "His story makes me smile. It really does."
Before hosting Kansas City in a doubleheader, the Indians made this move. Gose didn’t pitch in the first game.
He was drafted by Philadelphia in the second round of 2008 and spent five seasons with Toronto and the Tigers. In 2017, he returned to the minors as an pitcher.
Gose, who is now in his third season in Cleveland's minor-league system, was noticed for his performance at Triple-A Columbus this year.
Gose struck out 49 batters in 33 innings. He was 100 mph on radar guns and consistently threw in the upper 90s. In 28 games, he walked 28, and had a 6.55 ERA. In his 11 previous appearances, Gose has thrown 13 scoreless innings and struck out 21 while walking six.
Gose pitched four scoreless innings in Tokyo this summer for the U.S Olympic Team.
Gose was a.240 hitter with 57 major league steals. He stole 23 bases for the Tigers and hit 24 doubles, while hitting.254 over 140 games. After failing to make Detroit's Opening Day roster for 2017, he became a pitcher.
Hale stated, "If you think about his journey and the hard work he put in over the years, he has to feel proud of himself and what he has done to get here."