The Cubs today announced that they have acquired outfielder Terrance Gore from the Royals for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Gore will not be added to the 40-man roster, so there will be no need for a corresponding move. He will presumably report to Triple-A Iowa.
Gore is a speedster who has spent parts of the past four seasons in Kansas City, serving mainly as a pinch-runner and late-inning defensive replacement. In fact, he has 21 career steals and 14 runs scored despite never having a major league hit. He’s 0 for 11 with a walk and two hit-by-pitches in his major league career. As far as I can tell, Gore has never started a major league game.
Gore has spent all of the 2018 season in Triple-A Omaha, playing 67 games and hitting .211/.304/.254 with 16 steals in 20 attempts.
Gore’s speed is legendary, as noted in this Keith Law Tweet.
if Gore starts running now he'll be in the locker room before game time https://t.co/ZkSZqEYSIJ— keithlaw (@keithlaw) August 15, 2018
Presumably Gore will report to Iowa where he will likely finish out the season there. While he will not be added to the 40-man roster now, he’s been called up to the majors the past four Septembers and the Cubs no doubt envision him as possibly serving in the same pinch-runner/defensive replacement role this September.
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