Anthony Gose spent time in Toronto last year and is likely to open 2013 as the Bisons' center fielder (AP photo).
The Bisons have scheduled their annual Winter Hot Stove Luncheon for Friday, Jan. 18 at the Adam's Mark and it will be a newsy affair as the team will unveil its new home, road and alternate jerseys for its inaugural season as a Toronto Blue Jays affiliate.
Joining Bisons vice president/general manager Mike Buczkowski at the head table will be Blue Jays president and CEO Paul Beeston, senior vice President of baseball operations and general manager Alex Anthopoulos and top outfield prospect Anthony Gose.
Tickets are on sale for $25 individually or $200 for a table of eight. They can be purchased at Bisons.com or by calling 716-846-2011.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and a buffet lunch will be served at noon. An autograph session with Gose will be held after the main program at approximately 1 p.m.
Gose, 22, split 2012 with Triple-A Las Vegas and Toronto and is likely to be the Bisons' starter in center field in 2013.. He batted .286 with five homers, 43 RBIs and 34 stolen bases at Las Vegas and hit .223 in 56 games with the Blue Jays. Gose was an Eastern League All-Star in 2011 at Double-A New Hampshire in 2011, and his 70 stolen bases were the second-most in the entire minor leagues.
The Bisons open the season April 4 against Rochester in Coca-Cola Field.