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The Tigers made a decision Wednesday to retain outfielder Anthony Gose, but will send him to Double A Erie after he ran into troubles with his bat, and with his manager, Lloyd McClendon, at Triple A Toledo.

The Tigers announced that Gose, 25, will report immediately to Erie following a spat with McClendon Saturday.

Gose had been suspended for three days by the organization.

Gose was sent home from Saturday’s game against Indianapolis after he got into a verbal tussle with McClendon.

Gose is batting .185 after the Tigers returned him to Toledo when he failed to hit this spring. It was thought that 2016 would be his second season as the Tigers’ primary center fielder. He hit .209 with 38 strikeouts in 30 games in Detroit before being sent to Toledo.

"After collectively evaluating the situation in Toledo, we spoke with Anthony and emphasized our organization's expectations of him," said Tigers general manager Al Avila. "Most importantly, Anthony's transfer to Erie is a move to give him a fresh start to his overall performance as he works his way back to Detroit."

lynn.henning@detroitnews.com

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