Gore suffers broken jaw in Minor League game

Speedy outfielder hit by a pitch Friday

Gore suffers broken jaw in Minor League game

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Terrance Gore, the Royals' speedster outfielder who became a baserunning weapon for the Royals last September and October, suffered a fractured jaw when he was hit by a pitch in a Minor League game Friday, according to manager Ned Yost.

Yost said he just learned about the injury on Saturday morning and did not have further details.

Gore, 23, was playing for Northwest Arkansas, the Royals' Double-A team, against Seattle's Double-A affiliate. Northwest Arkansas won, 3-1.

Gore was called up in September and stole five bases and scored five runs that month, even though he had just two plate appearances. He appeared in six games in the postseason, stealing three bases and scoring two runs.

Gore, who stole 47 bases in the Minors in 2014, was not caught stealing while with the Royals.

Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.