Jays to option Gose, activate Encarnacion

With Edwin Encarnacion making his much anticipated return to the Toronto Blue Jays’ roster today versus the Chicago White Sox, industry sources tell Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi that the club will option outfielder Anthony Gose to triple-A Buffalo.

In an interview this morning on Sportsnet 590 The Fan, Alex Anthopoulos confirmed that Encarnacion would in fact be in the lineup tonight in Chicago, although the Blue Jays GM noted that a decision on who would be sent down would not come until later in the day.

There was speculation that Juan Francisco may be demoted, but the lefty slugger is out of minor league options, and the prolonged injury to Brett Lawrie has created a seemingly perpetual gap at third base.