The 28-year-old Gore has long been known as one of the fastest runners in the majors, but was designated for assignment by the Royals last week. He has made his bread and butter as a pinch-runner for just about his entire career, which is what he will most likely be in the Bronx. The outfielder played in a career-high 37 games for the Royals last season, batting .275 with 13 stolen bases on 18 attempts. His shining moments came in the 2014 and 2015 Postseasons, helping the Royals eventually beat the San Francisco Giants in the World Series with his feet. He has six major league seasons under his belt, and is a career 40-for-49 on stolen bases.
In another minor trade, the Toronto Blue Jays acquired pitcher Wilmer Font from the New York Mets, sending cash considerations the other way. The 29-year-old was acquired by the Mets from the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this season, but was then designated for assignment last Friday. He pitched 31 innings with New York, posting a 4.94 ERA, while recording 24 strikeouts, 13 walks, and two hit batters. His weakness was the long ball, as he gave up eight home runs in his short time with the struggling Mets.