The Houston Astros have placed pitcher/outfielder Anthony Gose on waivers, according to Jake Kaplan on Twitter. The Astros selected Gose from the Texas Rangers in the Rule 5 draft. Assuming Gose clears waivers, the Astros have to offer him back to the Rangers, and he will not be on the 40 man roster.
Gose was an intriguing early minor league free agent signing by the Rangers. The former 2008 second round pick of the Phillies has spent most of his career as an outfielder, but while he was a terrific defender with a big time arm (Gose has a hose), he never hit enough to carve out a stable major league career. He converted to pitching with the Tigers last season, and the Rangers signed him with the intent of using him as a reliever in the minors, but also as someone who could potentially be a late inning pinch runner or defensive replacement on occasion.
The Astros were also looking at Gose as a two-way player. In his only outing with Houston this spring, he walked all three batters he faced.