He can begin full treatment right away, but he can’t do any strength exercises at first.
“It’s a good and bad news situation,” Farrell said. “The bad news is he’s going to be lost for some time, but the worst that we feared has been alleviated by the negative X-rays, negative MRIs, in terms of the fact that there’s no tear. So at this point we’re just going to let the symptoms subside and then gradually bring him back based on his tolerance.”
The 21-year-old Gose played in the Futures Game for top prospects last week in Kansas City and said he was “shocked” to get his first call-up to the majors.
He said he struck out leading off the game Monday night for Las Vegas and when he returned to the bench, he was told to stay in the dugout. Because of Bautista’s injury, his next stop would be Yankee Stadium.
“Strike out and next thing you know you’re going to the big leagues,” Gose said, adding that he had a hard time sleeping on his red-eye flight across the country. “Exciting, nerve-racking. The feeling’s indescribable. … I still don’t know what to think right now.”
But he has a simple plan for his first stint in the big leagues.
“Put the bat on the ball and run fast,” Gose said. “From where I started to where I am now, it’s night and day.”
Gose was hitting .292 at Las Vegas and leading the Pacific Coast League with 29 stolen bases. He had five homers, 10 triples and 41 RBIs. He was acquired by the Blue Jays from Houston in July 2010 for first baseman Brett Wallace.
To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Blue Jays transferred right-hander Brandon Morrow from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.
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