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Carlos Gomez | Outfielder | #14

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / NYM
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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

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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

Carlos Gomez (ankle) doubled as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game against the Mariners.

It was the first action of any kind for Gomez since he suffered a bad ankle sprain 10 days ago. He immediately got pulled for a pinch-runner, which is a good indication that the injury isn't quite fully healed. We'll see if he is in the Rangers' starting lineup on Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 08:46:00 AM

Carlos Gomez (ankle) remains sidelined Tuesday.

Gomez has been out for the last 10 days because of a bad ankle sprain and it's unclear when he might be able to return. Delino DeShields will continue to get the majority of the playing time in center field for Texas.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 06:10:00 PM

Carlos Gomez (ankle) is out of the Rangers' lineup again on Thursday versus the Mariners.

Gomez hasn't played since Saturday due to a bad ankle sprain and there's no timetable for his return. Delino DeShields will get another start in center field and bat leadoff Thursday against Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 03:39:00 PM

Carlos Gomez (ankle) remains out of the Rangers' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Mariners.

Delino DeShields is playing center field and hitting leadoff against Seattle left-hander Marco Gonzales. Gomez suffered a bad ankle sprain on Saturday and might not return to action for another week or so.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 04:25:00 PM

Carlos Gomez (ankle) is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

Gomez suffered a badly sprained right ankle Saturday and is getting around with a walking boot and crutches. He figures to be sidelined for a while. Ryan Rua is getting a start Sunday in left field, with Delino DeShields shifting over to center.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 12:16:00 PM

Carlos Gomez was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Yankees in the second inning due to an apparent ankle injury.

Gomez twisted his ankle awkwardly while running out of the batter's boz in his first at-bat on Saturday. He had to be helped off of the field. He'll presumably head for X-rays to rule out any structural damage. Look for an update from the Rangers on his status after the game.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 01:37:00 PM

Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 and drove in a run during Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

His fifth-inning double plated Nomar Mazara but the Rangers ultimately came up a run short in the contest. Gomez is in the midst of a semi-useful but uninspiring fantasy season. He has a .251 batting average with 17 home runs, 48 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 401 plate appearances.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 12:17:00 AM

Carlos Gomez slugged a solo homer and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in Friday’s 10-9 victory over the Astros.

It was a wild back-and-forth affair which lasted four hours and 33 minutes, the third-longest nine-inning game in MLB history. It looked like the Rangers put the game to bed when Gomez homered off Keynan Middleton in the sixth inning, but the Angels fought back in a hurry before tying things up in the eighth. Gomez drew a two-out walk in the bottom of the frame before stealing second and moving to third on a throwing error by catcher Martin Maldonado. Cam Bedrosian then uncorked a wild pitch to bring in what was ultimately the winning run. Gomez is 4-for-24 (.167) since returning from the disabled list.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 01:15:00 AM

Rangers activated OF Carlos Gomez from the 10-day disabled list.

Gomez has been on the shelf while having a cyst removed from his right shoulder. He spent the minimum 10 days on the disabled list. Gomez is in the starting lineup, batting fifth against Sean Manaea and the Athletics. Phil Gosselin was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 01:06:00 PM

Carlos Gomez (shoulder) expects to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday, the first day he's eligible.

Gomez had minor surgery to remove a cyst from his right shoulder. He's slated to throw, shag flys and possibly swing a bat on Tuesday. It's unclear whether he might need a short rehab assignment before returning, but either way it sounds like fantasy owners will get him back later this week.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 09:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Curt Casali
3Juan Centeno
4Brett Nicholas
5Jose Trevino
1B1Joey Gallo
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
3Darwin Barney
4Christian Lopes
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Isaiah Kiner-Falefa
3Trevor Plouffe
LF1Willie Calhoun
2Ryan Rua
3Destin Hood
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
2Drew Robinson
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Clayton Blackburn
8Yohander Mendez
9Ariel Jurado
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Claudio
2Matt Bush
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Jose Leclerc
6Chris Martin
7Tony Barnette
8Erik Goeddel
9Nick Gardewine
10Ricardo Rodriguez
11Kevin Jepsen
12Steve Delabar
13Ronald Herrera
14Austin Bibens-Dirkx