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Carlos Gomez | Outfielder | #27

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Gomez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts on Tuesday, dropping his average to .169.
He was hit by a pitch, so that's something. Gomez has 23 strikeouts versus just 11 hits in 65 at-bats. There's not going to be any sitting him with Kevin Kiermaier down, but the Rays could drop him in the lineup once Brad Miller returns. Apr 17 - 10:10 PM

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Carlos Gomez went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in Tuesday’s win over the White Sox.

Gomez began the year in a 2-for-22 slump, but he’s hitting .368 (7-for-19) over his last four games. Of course, he also struck out twice on Tuesday — his third straight game with two strikeouts. He’s now up to 16 strikeouts in 41 at-bats overall.
Apr 10 - 6:41 PM

Carlos Gomez is out of the Rays' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Yankees.

Gomez is just 2-for-18 (.111) to open the season, though one of those hits was a homer and the other was a double. Mallex Smith is starting in right field and batting eighth versus Yankees ace Luis Severino.
Apr 4 - 9:42 AM

Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

Gomez connected for a solo home run off Bobby Poyner to lead off the bottom of the eighth inning, drawing the Rays to within 3-2 in the process. They would be unable to come up with another run before the contest's completion. The veteran outfielder had started out the season in a little 0-for-7 hole before coming through with his pair of extra-base hits on Saturday. While Gomez is expected to serve as the Rays' primary right fielder this year, injury concerns have limited him to fewer than 120 games played each of the past three seasons.
Mar 31 - 9:44 PM

Carlos Gomez hit a two-run homer in the Rays' 11-1 rout of the Yankees on Sunday in the Grapefruit League.

Gomez now has three home runs and an .887 OPS in 39 plate appearances this spring. He signed a one-year, $4 million free agent contract with the Rays in early March and projects to serve as their everyday right fielder in 2018.
Mar 25 - 4:03 PM

Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Sunday in the Rays' 10-5 Grapefruit League win over the Tigers.

Gomez is now batting .304 with an .811 OPS through 24 plate appearances this spring. He signed a one-year, $4 million free agent contract with the Rays in late February and is expected to serve as their primary right fielder. He was productive when healthy last year in Texas.
Mar 18 - 4:14 PM

Carlos Gomez will play in a simulated game on Tuesday.

Gomez's one-year, $4 million deal with the Rays just became official over the weekend, so now he's shaking the rust in a simulated game. The plan calls for him to move over to the Grapefruit League side on Wednesday. Gomez is set to replace the recently-traded Steven Souza as the Rays' regular right fielder.
Mar 6 - 9:35 AM

Rays signed OF Carlos Gomez to a one-year, $4 million contract.

The deal includes a possible $500,000 more in incentives, and Gomez gets $500,000 if he's traded. It's been known for a few weeks but the signing was made official Saturday after Gomez was able to get to Port Charlotte for a physical. The 32-year-old will be locked in as a starter in the Rays outfield and could be an interesting end-of-draft flyer depending on what he shows in spring.
Mar 3 - 5:40 PM

Carlos Gomez arrived at Rays' camp in Port Charlotte on Saturday.

His deal has still not been made official, as he'll likely go through his physical on Saturday first to make sure everything checks out. His travel to Florida had been delayed due to a visa issue. The 32-year-old outfielder agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Rays on February 21. Rays' manager Kevin Cash said he anticipates Gomez playing in spring games before the end of the week.
Mar 3 - 11:27 AM's Jesse Sanchez reports that the Rays have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent outfielder Carlos Gomez.

The one-year deal -- which is pending a physical -- will come with a $4 million guarantee, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Gomez struggled to attract significant interest on the open market this winter despite posting an .802 OPS with 17 home runs and 13 stolen bases in 105 games last season with the Rangers. He battled hamstring, shoulder, and ankle ailments throughout the year, but with better health this could be a nice bounceback situation for both Gomez and the rebuilding Rays. The 32-year-old will play a corner outfield spot, with defensive maestro Kevin Kiermaier sticking in center field.
Feb 21 - 1:33 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers remain in contact with Carlos Gomez.

More accurately put, Gomez is remaining in contact with the Rangers. Grant says the 32-year-old free agent outfielder recently took a helicopter ride to have a face-to-face meeting with Rangers GM Jon Daniels and other members of the organization. He's coming off a season in which he hit .255/.340/.462 with 17 homers and 13 steals in 105 games. The Giants and Blue Jays have also been rumored landing spots for Gomez, although that was before both teams acquired outfielders -- Andrew McCutchen and Randal Grichuk, respectively -- so their level of interest has probably waned.
Jan 24 - 4:04 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Carlos Gomez's name has come up as the Giants look for an outfielder.

Heyman notes that the Giants "are looking at as many as a dozen outfielders," so it doesn't sound like Gomez is necessarily a high priority. The Blue Jays have also been connected to Gomez, and the Rangers haven't ruled out re-signing him. Gomez batted .255/.340/.462 with 17 home runs and 13 stolen bases over 105 games for Texas last season.
Jan 5 - 1:57 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Blue Jays are showing interest in free agent outfielder Carlos Gomez.

Toronto is also reportedly in pursuit of Carlos Gonzalez. Gomez signed a one-year, $11.5 million contract with the Rangers last offseason and went on to bat .255/.340/.462 with 17 home runs and 13 stolen bases in 105 games. The 32-year-old should be able to secure a multi-year deal this time around.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 12:05:00 PM

Carlos Gomez (ankle) is likely done for the year.

Gomez has been playing through a balky right ankle for much of September and now it appears the out-of-contention Rangers will shut him down early. The 31-year-old center fielder is scheduled to hit free agency five days after the World Series. He slashed .255/.340/.462 with 17 home runs and 13 stolen bases in 105 games this season for Texas while pulling in $11.5 million.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 01:29:00 PM

Carlos Gomez (ankle) is making his first start in 12 days Thursday against the Mariners.

Gomez doubled as a pinch-hitter Tuesday. His return means that Nomar Mazara is out of the lineup tonight. The Rangers will have to do some rotating of their outfielders with Adrian Beltre limited to the DH spot.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 05:37:00 PM

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C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Joey Wendle
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Matt Duffy
2Brandon Snyder
LF1Denard Span
2Johnny Field
3Rob Refsnyder
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
RF1Carlos Gomez
DH1Brad Miller
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