BLUE JAYS ACQUIRE OUTFIELDER ANTHONY GOSE

By on July 30, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO, ONTARIO

THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010

From: Eddie Michels, The Other Side of Sports (Too) 

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired OF ANTHONY GOSE from the Houston Astros in exchange for 1B BRETT WALLACEGOSE was acquired by the Astros earlier today from the Philadelphia Phillies.

GOSE, 19, has appeared in 103 games this season batting .263 for Clearwater, the Philadelphia Phillies affiliate in the Florida State League (A).   The 6-1, 190 lb., left-handed hitter has collected 17 doubles, 11 triples, four home runs with 20 RBI while adding 36  stolen bases.  The Paramount, California native was the Phillies second round selection in the 2008 First Year Player Draft.  In 2009, he led all minor league players with 76 stolen bases while hitting .259 for Lakewood of the South Atlantic League (A).

WALLACE, 23, has hit .301 this season with Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) with 24 doubles, 18 home runs and 61 runs batted in.   The 6-2, 205 lb. left-handed hitting first baseman was in his first year with the Blue Jays organization after being acquired from the Oakland Athletics on December 16, 2009 in exchange for OF Michael Taylor.  Wallace was originally drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2008 First Year Player Draft.

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