The New York Mets are taking a chance on veteran speedster Terrance Gore.
The 31-year-old outfielder signed a minor league deal with the Metropolitans and will likely report to their camp in Florida.
Gore is best known for his ability to steal bases.
He is often used as a pinch runner late in games.
Ironically, he has three World Series rings, one with the Kansas City Royals, one with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and one with the Atlanta Braves.
He has stolen a career total of 40 bases, despite having only 77 career plate appearances.
Mets insider Jacob Resnick reported the news on Twitter.
The #Mets have signed veteran OF Terrance Gore to a minor league contract. He reports to the Florida complex.
The 31-year-old speedster has 40 career stolen bases despite only 77 plate appearances. Gore was last seen on the Braves’ postseason roster in 2021.
— Jacob Resnick (@Jacob_Resnick) June 8, 2022
Gore Heads To Queens
Gore could be a valuable piece for the Mets off the bench if he ever makes it to the big-league club, not so much for his bat, but mainly for his speed and defense.
He’s a good guy to have as your fourth outfielder or just a depth piece.
And there might be something to the fact that he’s been on three World Series championship teams.
Perhaps winning the World Series is a rite of passage if Gore is on your team.
All jokes aside though, he can really run.
If you’ve got somebody slow on first base late in the game in a high-leverage spot, and you want to get a guy into scoring position, Gore might just be your man.
He’d also be a good guy to have around if the Mets have to deal with any injury problems.
Gore is certainly no household name, but he’s not a bad guy to have around if you need some speed.
We’ll see if the Mets call him up at any point and if he can win another ring.