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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 (ribs) hit a solo home run in a rehab game Wednesday night with Double-A Corpus Christi.
It was his first home run at any level of baseball since the calendar turned to 2016. Gomez ultimately finished the night 1-for-4 and is now 1-for-8 through two rehab games. The center fielder was batting just .182 with a .486 OPS in 34 games for Houston when he landed on the disabled list May 16 with a bruised left rib cage. He'll be back in the majors next week. May 25 - 10:51 PM

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Carlos Gomez (ribs) went 0-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch in his minor league rehab debut with Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday night.

Gomez, on the 15-day disabled list since May 16 with a bruised left rib cage, should be ready to for activation when first eligible next week. He was batting just .182 with a .486 OPS over his first 34 games this season for Houston, but the dynamic 30-year-old center fielder seems like a pretty good buy-low target in standard fantasy leagues.
May 24 - 11:08 PM

Carlos Gomez (rib cage) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Gomez landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a bruised left rib cage. He's not eligible to return until the beginning of June, but getting a bunch of at-bats in the minors isn't the worst idea for him. He's batting just .182 with a .486 OPS in 34 games this season.
May 24 - 3:25 PM

Carlos Gomez (rib cage) worked out at Minute Maid Park on Saturday.

He expects to do the same on Sunday. If that goes well, Gomez would likely begin a week-long rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi. The two-time All-Star has struggled mightily this year, hitting just .182 with 46 strikeouts in 121 at-bats.
May 21 - 5:34 PM

The Astros are hopeful that Carlos Gomez (rib cage) will be ready to resume baseball activities early next week.

"We're shooting for maybe next week sometime," manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday. "I'm going to talk to him today and I'll probably meet up with him over the weekend in Houston and we'll develop a plan, but we're hopeful to get him back into baseball activities by early next week." While Gomez appears close to resuming baseball activities, it might be a while before he is activated. The Astros could use most, if not all, of the allotted 20 days on a rehab assignment for Gomez to work on his swing after a really rough start to the season.
May 20 - 9:31 AM

Astros placed OF Carlos Gomez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 16, with a bruised left rib cage.

Gomez suffered a rib cage injury a couple of weeks ago and apparently aggravated it at some point in the past few days. Either way, some time away might not be the worst thing for him. The 30-year-old is batting just .182/.238/.248 through 34 games this season. Jake Marisnick figures to get most of the time in center field during his absence.
May 17 - 1:42 PM

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow indicated Monday that the club is growing impatient with Carlos Gomez.

Gomez is batting just .182/.238/.248 through 132 plate appearances this season and Luhnow acknowledged Monday that "it's hard to continue to play a player that isn't helping you win ballgames." Jake Marisnick has also struggled and Preston Tucker was just demoted to the minors after getting off to a slow start, so it's no sure thing that the alternatives will be much better. Tony Kemp, who was called up on Monday, could find his way in the mix.
May 16 - 10:54 PM

Carlos Gomez is not in the Astros' lineup against the Red Sox on Saturday.

Gomez is in the midst of a 2-for-29 slump in which he has zero extra-base hits, one RBI and a 14/4 K/BB ratio. Jake Marisnick is starting in center field with Gomez out.
May 14 - 10:15 AM

Carlos Gomez went hitless in three at-bats against the Indians on Tuesday, dropping his season line to .204/.248/.282.

Just when it looked like he might have been figuring things out at the plate, he's now got one hit in his last 15 at-bats. And while he thumped a couple doubles in a good three-game stretch earlier this month, he's still without a homer this season. There's no indication he's not healthy, so the power outage seems to simply be a prolonged slump.
May 10 - 11:02 PM

Carlos Gomez is back in the Astros' lineup Monday against the Marlins.

Gomez was given the day off Sunday after he was ejected from Saturday's game. The struggling outfielder is batting just .206/.245/.289 through 27 games this season.
May 9 - 4:13 PM

Carlos Gomez was ejected in the 10th inning of Saturday's game against the Mariners.

Gomez exchanged words with second base umpire Laz Diaz between innings. When things escalated, he got the boot from first base ump Jimmy Nelson. Gomez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts before exiting. Jake Marisnick took over for Gomez in center field.
May 7 - 10:30 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
2Tony Kemp
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Colin Moran
2Marwin Gonzalez
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Ken Giles
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Scott Feldman
7Michael Feliz
8Chris Devenski