In his third season in the minor leagues for the Kansas City Royals, Gore is playing left field this year for the Lexington, Ky., Legends.
He is batting .238 with five doubles, one triple, 26 walks, 45 strikeouts, 18 RBIs and 31 stolen bases in 61 games.
But the all-star break came at the perfect time for Gore, who had hit the wall recently.
Gore ran full tilt into the fence trying to chase down a long fly ball during a game in Asheville, N.C., last Thursday, and he was held out of Lexington’s final three games before the break to recover.
“They’ve got a big steel wall there with no cushion, and I went into it full speed,” he said by phone Monday. “It didn’t knock me out, but I wasn’t sure where I was for a few seconds. I hit with my shoulder, arm, side, head and chin.”
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