The Chicago Cubs made a roster move with an eye toward the postseason on Wednesday, acquiring pinch-running specialist Terrance Gore from the Kansas City Royals.
Gore, who has zero career hits in 14 career plate appearances, has 21 career stolen bases on 25 attempts, and figures to make the Cubs’ roster when it expands to 40 players on September 1.
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The Cubs sent the Royals cash considerations in the trade, according to a tweet from the team.
The Cubs have made it a point in recent years to have a player with speed on their roster during the stretch run, with players like Quintin Berry and others filling that role. Gore could potentially be the best of the bunch, as he has four career stolen bases in postseason play.
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According to NBC Sports Network Chicago’s Christopher Kamka, Gore has the second-most stolen bases ever for a player with zero career hits, trailing only Herb Washington’s 31.