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The Detroit Tigers are attempting to turn Anthony Gose from an outfielder to a pitcher.

At one point, Anthony Gose was a fairly well thought of outfield prospect in the Phillies organization. He's had some splashes of success in the majors, but not enough that a good reinvention of himself would be out of the question. So, Gose will now try his hand at being a pitcher in the Tigers organization.

Anthony Gose found himself reassigned to minor league camp, after hitting just .237/.275/.289 this spring. While his place in Detroit has been in question for quite some time now, he may have found a new role.

It was reported today that the Tigers were planning to convert the 26-year-old lefty to a pitcher. While he should play outfield initially, Gose has been clocked at 97 mph (as a lefty) back when he was in high school. He could be pitching full-time by the season's end.

At just 26 years old, Gose has plenty of time to carve himself a career as a legitimate relief pitcher, and with the great velocity and his ability to pitch from the left side, he has the tools to do so.

Gose is the third outfielder to move to the mound this offseason as Jordan Schaffer (who has since gotten hurt) and Dariel Alvarez have made the switch too.

The Tigers have their fingers crossed that Gose can even out the scale on the seemingly lopsided Devon Travis trade. 

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