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Carlos Gomez | Outfielder | #14

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Gomez wasted little time Thursday endearing himself to Rangers fans, hitting a three-run home run in his first at-bat against the Indians.
Of course, he finished 1-for-4 with the homer and a strikeout, but it's the big fly that people will latch onto. Gomez was so bad with the Astros that they waived him after giving up an attractive package of prospects for him at last year's trade deadline, but the Rangers hope they can catch lightning in a bottle. If they can, Gomez could be in a really good spot with that lineup and ballpark. While those odds remain long, Thursday was a start. Aug 26 - 12:06 AM

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Rangers purchased the contract of OF Carlos Gomez from Triple-A Round Rock.

He will start in left field for Texas on Thursday night against the Indians. Gomez signed a minor league contract with the Rangers last week after getting released by the Astros and earned the quick promotion by hitting .308/.357/.538 over 14 plate appearances at Round Rock. We doubt he's suddenly going to find himself again in Arlington, but stranger things have happened. Gomez was a back-to-back National League All-Star in 2013-2014 with the Brewers.
Aug 25 - 11:34 AM

Carlos Gomez is set to join the Rangers on Thursday.

No surprise here, as manager Jeff Banister said on Tuesday that this was a strong possibility. Gomez was signed to a minor league contract by the Rangers earlier this month after the Astros released him. The versatile-when-right outfielder has been playing at Triple-A Round Rock in preparation for his return to major league play. He's doubtful to carry significant fantasy value down the stretch after batting .210/.272/.322 over 323 plate appearances this year for Houston.
Aug 24 - 5:09 PM

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Carlos Gomez could be called up on Thursday.

That's assuming everything goes well in his third game with Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday night. Gomez went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI on Monday and is 4-for-9 so far at the Triple-A level. Texas signed the 30-year-old center fielder to a minor league contract last week after he was released by the Astros.
Aug 23 - 5:16 PM

Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI Monday with Triple-A Round Rock.

Gomez signed a minor league deal with the Rangers over the weekend and is now 4-for-9 with a triple and a double through his first two games in Triple-A. He's expected to play a handful more games in the minors before joining the major league roster. The plan calls for him to serve as the regular left fielder down the stretch. The 30-year-old was batting just .210/.272/.322 over 323 plate appearances prior to being released by the Astros this month.
Aug 23 - 8:11 AM

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Sunday that Carlos Gomez will be the team's everyday left fielder when he's called up on Thursday.

The Rangers decided to take a shot on Gomez with Shin-Soo Choo (forearm) out for the season, and evidently the plan is to stick him in the lineup regularly. Gomez is currently at Triple-A Round Rock, where he'll get in a handful of at-bats before joining the big club. The veteran outfielder has batted only .210/.272/.322 over 323 plate appearances this season, making him hard to trust in fantasy leagues even though he's got an everyday job again.
Aug 21 - 11:15 AM

Rangers signed OF Carlos Gomez to a minor league contract.

Gomez will report to Triple-A Round Rock where he'll play a handful of games before joining the Rangers Thursday for the start of their 10-game homestand. When he arrives in the big leagues, Gomez will likely move into a right field platoon with Nomar Mazara. The Rangers needed an outfielder with Shin-Soo Choo (wrist, forearm) out for the season. Gomez also drew interest from the Marlins and Giants before joining Texas.
Aug 20 - 5:19 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports the Rangers are close to signing Carlos Gomez.

Gomez has also been linked to the Marlins and Giants in recent days, though it looks like he's on his way to Texas. With Shin-Soo Choo (wrist, forearm) out for the season, Gomez will likely form a platoon with Nomar Mazara in right field. Gomez was having a dreadful year before the Astros dumped him, hitting just .210 with five homers, 29 RBI and 13 steals in 85 appearances. Hopefully he'll benefit from a change of scenery.
Aug 20 - 4:20 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Marlins and Giants are "among the possible landing spots" for Carlos Gomez.

We've known about the Marlins' interest for a while now and they are certainly an obvious fit after Giancarlo Stanton's season-ending groin injury. It's the first time that the Giants have been mentioned as a possible fit for Gomez, but they might be looking to shake things up since they've played so poorly since the All-Star break. The Cardinals and Mets had previously been mentioned as having interest in Gomez, but it appears those two clubs have moved on.
Aug 19 - 1:02 PM

The Astros have placed Carlos Gomez on release waivers.

They were apparently unable to work out a trade, and Gomez will officially become a free agent over the weekend. Houston remains on the hook for what remains of his $9 million salary, so whoever signs Gomez will only have to pay him a prorated portion of the veteran minimum. With the Cardinals' and Mets' interest in the outfielder apparently overblown, the Marlins look like a good bet to sign Gomez.
Aug 19 - 8:27 AM

Mark Saxon of ESPN reports that the Cardinals are no longer purusing Carlos Gomez.

There was some interest, but Randal Grichuk has hit well since his return from Triple-A Memphis and the Cardinals have other internal center field options like Tommy Pham and Jeremy Hazelbaker. Gomez was designated for assignment by the Astros eight days ago after batting just .210/.272/.322 over 323 plate appearances. His defense has also taken a hit in 2016. Houston will probably officially release Gomez this weekend.
Aug 18 - 2:40 PM

The Mets haven't shown interest in trading for Carlos Gomez since he was designated for assignment by the Astros last week, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

Things could change depending on roster need, but Rubin speculates that it's unlikely the Mets' stance will change assuming he becomes a free agent. The Mets have been mentioned as a possible fit for the righty-hitting Gomez, but Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday and could be activated later this week.
Aug 15 - 8:33 PM

Jon Morosi of reports that the Marlins are indeed interested in Carlos Gomez.

Gomez has drawn interest from multiple teams since being designated for assignment last week, but it's no surprise to see the Marlins in the mix now that Giancarlo Stanton is slated to miss the remainder of the season. Morosi writes that the Marlins are looking for a right-hander bat who can play all over the outfield, so Gomez certainly qualifies. There should be more clarity on the situation in the next couple of days.
Aug 15 - 7:04 PM

According to Joe Frisaro of, the Marlins are exploring all available options for an offensive upgrade, including Carlos Gomez.

Gomez was designated for assignment by the Astros earlier in the week and has drawn considerable interest already from a variety of contenders. Gomez would presumably enter a platoon role with the Marlins, sharing time with Ichiro Suzuki.
Aug 14 - 7:21 PM

ESPN's Mark Saxon reports that the Cardinals "are indeed looking into trading for Carlos Gomez."

It essentially confirms a previous report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold, who said the Cards were kicking the tires. Saxon adds that the Gomez's ability to play center field is "big," as St. Louis has suffered from a lack of production there all season, both offensively and defensively. Gomez is certainly no safe bet to be an upgrade given his .210/.272/.322 batting line this season, but he's probably worth a shot since he can surely be had on the cheap. Saxon says that the Cards "might get outbid by the Mets" for Gomez.
Aug 12 - 1:41 PM

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C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Gomez
CF1Ian Desmond
2Delino DeShields
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Ryan Rua
DH1Carlos Beltran
2Prince Fielder
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S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
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R1Sam Dyson
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Keone Kela
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Shawn Tolleson
10Dario Alvarez
11Lucas Harrell