Royals call up base-stealing OF Terrance Gore from minor leagues
Despite being arguably the best team in the Major Leagues through week one of the regular season, Kansas City on Wednesday injected some entertainment into its roster.
The Royals recalled speedy outfielder Terrance Gore from Double A Northwest Arkansas in the wake of outfielder Alex Rios' left hand fracture, the Kansas City Star reported. This will be Gore's second major league stint.
The 23-year-old, who made his major league debut as a September call-up last year amidst the Royals race to the postseason, stole three bases during Kansas City's playoff run while serving as a pinch-running specialist.
In 2013, Gore posted Billy Hamilton-esque numbers, swiping 68 bases in 128 minor league games with Single A affiliate Lexington. He followed that up with 47 steals in 106 minor league games during the 2014 season, which he split between Triple A Omaha and Single A Wilmington.
Gore has a career minor league batting average of .234, and in four years in the minors has never hit a home run.
Outfielder Jarrod Dyson is expected to take over Rios' starting role, while Gore is expected to make pinch-running appearances.
Gore will be available for the Royals' game Wednesday night against Minnesota.