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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
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Carlos Gomez went 3-for-4 and delivered a clutch three-run home run to lead the Rangers over the Brewers 8-5 on Wednesday.
His blast in the eighth inning broke open a tie game against his former team. Gomez has played much better since joining the Rangers a month ago. He's now up to eight home runs and 24 RBI in 31 games with Texas after managing just five homers and 29 RBI in 85 games with the Astros. Gomez also has 18 stolen bases overall. Sep 29 - 12:33 AM

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Carlos Gomez hit a three-run home run and the Rangers topped the Brewers 6-4 on Tuesday.

Gomez jumped on a pitch by his former teammate Jimmy Nelson in the third inning, tying the game with his three-run shot. He's now got seven homers, 21 RBI and 18 runs scored since joining the Rangers in late August, a signal that perhaps a change of scenery was all the 30-year-old needed. Gomez will make for an interesting free agent case this offseason.
Sep 28 - 12:06 AM

Carlos Gomez went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base Monday against the Brewers.

The Astros could have used this Gomez, but it just wasn't happening. He has more homers (six) in 102 at-bats for Texas than he did in 295 at-bats for Houston (five). He's also hitting .275 with 12 walks, giving him a .357 OBP. His OBP in Houston was .272.
Sep 27 - 12:14 AM

Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Gomez once again served as a sparkplug atop the Rangers' lineup, leading off the first and third innings with hits and scoring the team's first two runs of the game. He's now got multiple hits in four straight contests to bring his average up to .276 since joining the Rangers in late August. His revival in Arlington will make the 30-year-old one of the more fascinating players to watch come draft season next spring.
Sep 21 - 12:21 AM

Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, his second homer in as many days, in Saturday's loss to the Athletics.

Gomez batted leadoff and connected with a Raul Alcantara pitch in the sixth inning for his 11th homer of the season. Six of those have come since Gomez joined the Rangers in late August. He's still hitting just .215/.286/.361 on the year, but perhaps the change of scenery had a positive effect on the 30-year-old.
Sep 18 - 12:28 AM

Carlos Gomez clubbed his 10th home run of the year on Friday, helping to lead the Rangers to a 7-6 victory over the Athletics.

Gomez plated a run with a ground ball in the fifth inning. His solo shot came in the seventh inning, pulling the Rangers to within a run at 6-5. He now has five homers in 21 games with the Rangers, but is still hitting a disappointing .212/.284/.352 with 10 bombs and 43 RBI on the season.
Sep 16 - 11:48 PM

Carlos Gomez will hit leadoff for the third straight game Monday against the Astros.

Gomez clubbed a pair of homers on Saturday and is now hitting .235/.344/.491 with four homers, two doubles, and 12 RBI in 17 games since joining the Rangers. Strikeouts remain an issue, but he's worth trying again in mixed fantasy leagues at this spot in the order.
Sep 12 - 6:35 PM

Carlos Gomez drilled a pair of home runs and finished with three RBI in an 8-5 defeat of the Angels on Saturday.

He homered to left leading off the game against Daniel Wright. In the fourth inning he pounded a two-run jack over the centerfield wall. He was having such a poor season that the Astros dumped him. Since joining the Rangers a couple weeks ago he has been rejuvenated. He had five home runs in 85 games with Houston and now has four homers in 16 games with Texas. Overall he is batting .213 with nine homers, 41 RBI and 16 stolen bases.
Sep 11 - 1:44 AM

Carlos Gomez required three stitches to close a gash above his left eye after Sunday's victory over the Astros.

Gomez sustained the injury when he was hit by his batting helmet while diving into second base on a stolen base attempt. He remained in for the duration of the ballgame though and isn't expected to miss any time going forward due to the injury.
Sep 4 - 10:42 PM

Carlos Gomez mashed a grand slam in the Rangers' 14-1 rout of the Mariners on Wednesday.

It was part of a five-run fourth inning for the home team. Gomez also drew a walk and scored the game's first run in the bottom of the third, finishing 1-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBI. The former Astros center fielder has two homers and eight RBI in seven games since joining the Rangers, though consistency remains an issue. Gomez is just 4-for-25 (.160) overall in a Texas uniform.
Aug 31 - 5:20 PM

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

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

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1B1Mitch Moreland
2Joey Gallo
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2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
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3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Carlos Gomez
CF1Ian Desmond
2Delino DeShields
3Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Ryan Rua
DH1Carlos Beltran
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S1Cole Hamels
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3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
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PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Keone Kela
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Shawn Tolleson
10Dario Alvarez
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12Nick Martinez
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