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Carlos Gomez | Outfielder | #30

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / NYM
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Carlos Gomez went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored Tuesday against the Twins.
Gomez returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing three games with rib cage soreness, and he showed no ill effects in swatting the pair of doubles. It's not the kind of extra-base pop we'd like to see -- he's still without a homer in 2016 -- but it's a step in the right direction. He's been hitting a bit better of late and is batting .229/.256/.313 overall. May 4 - 12:41 AM

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Carlos Gomez (ribs) is back in the Astros' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Twins.

Gomez missed three straight games because of some mild soreness in his right rib cage. The dynamic 30-year-old will start in center field and bat seventh in his return to action Tuesday versus Twins righty Alex Meyer.
May 3 - 4:12 PM

Carlos Gomez (ribs) did some baseball activity on Monday.

It's good news for Gomez, who will miss his third straight game Monday with soreness in his left rib cage. Astros manager A.J. Hinch is optimistic that he'll be able to return during the team's series against the Twins this week.
May 2 - 5:37 PM

Carlos Gomez (ribs) will not do any baseball activities on Sunday.

Gomez is sitting out a second straight game with soreness in his left rib cage, and injury that occurred when he dove for a ball in Friday's game. He will attempt to resume baseball activities on Monday, although it's unclear whether he could return to the lineup that night.
May 1 - 3:02 PM

Carlos Gomez is dealing with soreness in his left rib cage and is expected to miss a few games.

X-rays have already ruled out a fracture, but he's sore enough that he isn't able to give it a full go. Gomez sustained the injury diving for a ball in the outfield during the ninth inning on Friday.
Apr 30 - 2:20 PM

Carlos Gomez is not in the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

Gomez returned to action on Friday after missing a game after he was drilled in the wrist by a pitch during Wednesday's contest. It's unclear if his absence on Saturday is due to the wrist or simply because he's hitting .213/.241/.275 on the year. Preston Tucker is starting in left field with Colby Rasmus manning center field defensively.
Apr 30 - 1:36 PM

Carlos Gomez (wrist) expects to return to the Astros' starting lineup on Friday.

Gomez made an early exit from Wednesday's game against the Mariners after taking a pitch off his right wrist, but X-rays turned up negative. This might be a good excuse to get the ultra-active 30-year-old center fielder some physical and mental rest. He's batting just .197/.228/.250 through 21 games this season. Preston Tucker entered to play left field on Wednesday with Colby Rasmus shifting to center.
Apr 28 - 8:20 AM

X-rays turned up negative on Carlos Gomez's right wrist.

Gomez made an early exit from Wednesday's game against the Mariners after taking a pitch off his wrist, but he only suffered a bruise. Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 28 - 12:24 AM

Carlos Gomez exited Wednesday's game against the Mariners after being hit by a pitch on the right wrist.

Gomez was plunked by Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma to lead off the top of the fourth inning. He was subsequently replaced by pinch-runner Preston Tucker. The Astros should issue an update as to Gomez's status on Thursday.
Apr 27 - 11:35 PM

While his teammates combined for eight runs and 14 hits, Carlos Gomez went 0-for-4 against the Royals on Monday.

Gomez has already been supplanted as the Astros' No. 5 hitter, with Tyler White moving up. He could be dropped further than his current sixth after Evan Gattis is activated, depending on how A.J. Hinch wants to play it. We're not especially concerned about the early slump that's seen him go 5-for-25 with no RBI, but his fantasy value dips a bit each time he's dropped in the order.
Apr 12 - 12:03 AM

Carlos Gomez is not in the Astros' lineup on Sunday versus the Brewers.

He's simply getting some rest. Colby Rasmus has shifted over to center field, while Preston Tucker is getting a start in left. The Astros also have Marwin Gonzalez at third base over Luis Valbuena.

Carlos Gomez doubled home two runs in Friday’s win over the Brewers.

Other than a home run celebration which irked Rob Dibble, Gomez has had a fairly quiet spring. He has batted just .195 (8-for-41) with 16 strikeouts. He's a natural rebound candidate after injuries limited him to 115 games last season, but it’s probably unfair to expect a return to his 2013-2014 level production.
Apr 1 - 6:17 PM

Carlos Gomez was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a stomach illness.

He should be fine in the next day or so. A.J. Reed replaced him in the starting lineup.
Mar 23 - 3:24 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Carlos Gomez is working to "tone down" his swing.

Hinch called it a work in progress. "We'll see how it takes him throughout the spring," said Hinch. "When you characterize it as a change, it often can be looked upon as bigger than it seems." Over-swinging is still a concern for Gomez but at least he's finally healthy after being limited by a strained oblique late last season.
Source: astros.com
Mar 5 - 6:30 PM

Carlos Gomez (intercostal) is in the lineup for Wednesday's ALDS Game 5 against the Royals.

Gomez didn't start in Game 1, but he's been out there for the last three contests and will give it a go in the series-deciding tilt against the Royals on Wednesday. The Astros' full lineup: Jose Altuve 2B, George Springer RF, Carlos Correa SS, Colby Rasmus LF, Evan Gattis DH, Carlos Gomez CF, Luis Valbuena 3B, Chris Carter 1B, Jason Castro C. Collin McHugh will take starting pitching duties for the Astros, while Johnny Cueto is set to start for the Royals. The winner of Game 5 will move on to face the winner of the Rangers-Blue Jays series in the ALCS.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 04:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Max Stassi
3Erik Kratz
1B1Tyler White
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Scott Feldman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Ken Giles
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Josh Fields
7Chris Devenski
8Michael Feliz