Jul 8, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Nolan Reimold (14) hits a double against the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Gose recalled as Blue Jays place Nolan Reimold on the DL

Color me surprised, but oft injured outfielder Nolan Reimold lasted all of four games with the Toronto Blue Jays before falling into old habits. More appropriately, the outfielder pulled up with strained left calf on Friday night and was placed on the 15-day disabled list with the injury on Saturday morning, according to Barry Davis of Sportsnet.

The 30-year-old Reimold was claimed off waivers on July 6th, after the Baltimore Orioles decided that he wasn’t worth the risk of removing someone else from their 40-man roster. The right-handed hitter had looked pretty good for the Blue Jays when he collected 4 hits (3 doubles) in his first 14 plate appearances. However, like a dark cloud that seems to follow this team, Reimold got bit by the injury bug once again and will now miss the next several weeks.

A six-year veteran, Reimold owns a slash line of .253/.328/.441 over his career. Unfortunately, he’s had to deal with a plethora of injuries, including an achilles tear and multiple issues with a herniated disk in his neck.

To fill his spot on the roster, the Blue Jays have once again recalled outfielder Anthony Gose from Triple-A Buffalo. Gose has a standing travel arrangement between Toronto and Buffalo, as the outfielder has been recalled now four times on the season. However, his results between both level are similar, and equally unspectacular. He is slashing .229/.333/.284 as a member of the Blue Jays, while as  a Bison he is a producing a line of .233/.303/.616.

Unfortunately, the recalls of Dan Johnson and Anthony Gose do nothing for the Blue Jays in terms of solving their need for a right-handed bat. It will be interesting if the rash of recent injuries spur the Jays to make a move for a bat more quickly or if it changes their trade deadline attack plan altogether.

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    people and AA thinks Gose is such a grate player well he is very good out fielder but he has allot of work a head off him to become a full time player because he can not hit and has no power at all. If AA thinks so highly of him dose other managers think that two then put him in a package deal for a good starter like maybe PRICE!!!!!

    • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

      I don’t really think AA thinks that highly of Gose or sees him as an everyday player. His trade value is limited, he would have to be the “plus” part of a package that included several far better prospects to even get a sniff of Price.

  • Jason Kerr

    It looks like AA’s options are very limited … it doesn’t seem like we have the depth in the farm system and any of our veteran players that could garner trade interest are injured or in a slump. Sanchez is pitching terrible at the AAA level … Unless some guys on this team really step up or find a miracle cure to their injury looks like it’s going to be a tough second half of the season. Here’s hoping the all-star break provides a good break for those who are licking their wounds.

    • http://jaysjournal.com/ Michael Wray

      Just one thing – Sanchez has pitched much better in his past several Triple-A starts. Keep an eye out for him in the second half.

  • Draker

    Mr. Kerr: If you still think that Aaron Sanchez is “pitching terrible at AAA level” then you haven’t been watching his past few starts. Electric stuff, walk rate way down. The kid is ready for the bigs. Promote him or trade him!