Blue Jays trade outfielder Anthony Gose to Tigers for top-rated second base prospect


Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet reports that the Blue Jays have traded outfielder Anthony Gose to the Tigers for second base prospect Devon Travis.

Gose is a .234/.301/.332 career hitter in 616 major league plate appearances and Travis was recently rated by Baseball America as the Tigers’ No. 1 prospect, so the swap looks a bit lopsided on paper. Gose bats left-handed and will presumably serve in a center field platoon next season in Detroit with the right-handed-hitting Rajai Davis. Toronto can fully commit to center field prospect Dalton Pompey.

Travis, 23, batted .298/.358/.460 with 10 home runs and 16 stolen bases in 441 plate appearances this past season at Double-A Erie. He is likely to debut at second base for the Blue Jays at some point in 2015.