There were a number of players who spent a brief amount of time with the Dodgers on their active roster this season. However, I think Terrance Gore takes the prize for briefest time, as he spent two games with the club early in the season.
Gore made the Opening Day roster but only appeared in two games. One of them was specifically as a late-game defensive replacement in center field. Gore’s primary reason for being on the roster was his ability to steal a base, as he has arguably the best speed in all of baseball. Sadly, we never got to see it come to fruition as he didn’t record a stolen base this season.
Due to his speed, Gore earned a spot on the Dodgers’ NLWCS and NLDS roster, but never saw any game action. The Dodgers wanted him on the roster in case there would be a crucial situation in which they’d need speed on the bases, but it never came.
Gore likely could have gotten more of an opportunity somewhere else, but opted to remain with the Dodgers and stick it out.
“I’m going to be honest, I was really close to actually going somewhere else,” he said during the season. “But I don’t know, something told me to just stick it out, grind it out, work on my craft at the alternate site. I told my agent, ‘I really, really like the Dodgers.’”
“I don’t know what it is about the Dodgers. The way you guys go about your business, the way you teach players to play the game of baseball and all the mechanics. You’ve got so much stuff I’ve never even seen in my life. I’m really blown away the stuff and the technology.”
Stats: 2 games, 0 AB
After being sent outright to Oklahoma City, Gore elected free agency.