Terrance J. Gore (born June 8, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Kansas City Royals and Chicago Cubs.
Gore with the Chicago Cubs organization in 2018
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Outfielder / Pinch runner|
|Born: June 8, 1991|
|August 31, 2014, for the Kansas City Royals|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2020 season)
|Runs batted in||1|
|Career highlights and awards|
Originally from Macon, Georgia, Gore attended Jones County High School in Gray, Georgia, where he starred in baseball and football as a running back and wide receiver. During his senior year, Gore compiled over 1,000 rushing yards and averaged over nine yards per carry. During his four years playing baseball at the school, he stole 145 bases and hit .474 as a senior. Gore later attended Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Florida, turning down football scholarships from the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. Gore spent one season at Gulf Coast, hitting .330 and had 51 steals in 54 attempts.
Kansas City RoyalsEdit
On August 31, 2014, Gore was promoted to the Royals. Gore is the 16th player in Major League Baseball history to wear No. 0. He is the second Royal to wear the number after George Scott, Jr. He was used primarily as a designated pinch runner.
Gore appeared on the 2015 ALDS and 2015 ALCS roster for the Royals, but not the World Series roster. Regardless, Gore received his first World Series ring for his performance in the playoffs.
He was non-tendered by the Royals on December 1, 2017, and signed a minor league contract with them the following day.
On August 15, 2018, Gore was traded to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for cash considerations, and assigned to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. He was promoted to the major leagues on September 1, 2018. On September 8, he recorded his first major league hit in the first game of a double header against the Washington Nationals' Starting Pitcher Max Scherzer. He became a free agent after the 2018 season.
Return to Kansas CityEdit
On December 18, 2018, Gore signed a one-year contract to return to the Royals. He was designated for assignment on July 12, 2019 despite hitting .275 with 13 stolen bases.
New York YankeesEdit
On July 17, 2019, Gore was traded to the New York Yankees for cash considerations. He was not added to the 40-man roster and was sent to the Yankees AAA affiliate. He became a free agent following the 2019 season.
Los Angeles DodgersEdit
On February 17, 2020, Gore signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. On July 23, 2020, he was added to the opening day 30-man roster. Gore appeared in two games for the Dodgers, playing one inning as a defensive replacement in the outfield and also pinch running before he was designated for assignment on July 30.
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