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Carlos Gomez | Outfielder | #14

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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Rangers re-signed OF Carlos Gomez to a one-year, $11.5 million contract.
The deal was reported last week and it's now official. Gomez finished strong with the Rangers this past season and his agent, Scott Boras, said that he turned down multi-year offers elsewhere in order to return to Texas. He could set himself up for a nice contract next offseason if he can bounce back over a full season. As of now, Gomez projects to open 2017 as the Rangers' starting center fielder. Tue, Dec 13, 2016 11:15:00 AM

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Scott Boras, the agent for Carlos Gomez, said that his client turned down multi-year offers in favor of re-signing with the Rangers for one season.

Gomez will be coming back to the Rangers on a one-year, $11.5 million contract, which was agreed to on Tuesday night. Said Boras, "He really found something with the hitting coach and the staff that allowed him for the first time in his career to be selective at the plate. He felt he wanted to continue in with that group. He actually turned down multi-year offers to bet on himself for that reason." In 33 games with the Rangers after being released by the Astros in August, the 31-year-old outfielder slashed .284/.362/.543 while swatting eight homers and swiping five bags.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 04:17:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Rangers have re-signed outfielder Carlos Gomez.

He'll get a one-year, $11.5 million contract, per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. It's a bit surprising Gomez couldn't find a multi-year deal in this weak free agent market, but his dreadful tenure with Houston likely scared teams away. Gomez batted .284/.362/.543 with eight homers and five steals in 33 games down the stretch this past season with Texas, after getting released by the Astros in early August. He will probably open the 2017 campaign as the Rangers' starting center fielder.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:48:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports hears the Rangers are "making progress on a deal" with Carlos Gomez.

"Could come together quickly," adds Passan. Interest in a reunion with Texas was first reported by Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, and it does make plenty of sense. Gomez posted a terrific .905 OPS in 130 plate appearances down the stretch this past season with the Rangers after getting released by the Astros in August. He was awful in Houston, which is why his free agent market hasn't been more robust.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:40:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports that the Rangers "are looking into a reunion with Carlos Gomez."

They even met with his representatives Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, presumably to open contract negotiations. Gomez flourished down the stretch with Texas in 2016, slashing .284/.362/.543 with eight homers and five steals in 33 games. Other teams are probably scared off by how poorly he performed in Houston. His free agent market should really be healthier than it is right now.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:23:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that "there's been talk" between the Rangers and Carlos Gomez.

Heyman cautions, however, that there's "no evidence" anything is close between the two parties. The Rangers are want a right-handed hitting center fielder and Gomez played well for them down the stretch last season, so it's no surprise that there appears to be some interest in a potential reunion. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported last month that Gomez might want a five-year contract, but it's hard to see him getting that.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 05:09:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, free agent Carlos Gomez could be looking for a five-year deal.

Gomez probably won't find that kind of length given how inconsistent he has been over the last two seasons, but it does help his cause that he is not eligible for a qualifying offer and will not require draft pick compensation. It also helps that this free agent class is light on top-tier talent. "You just don’t find this kind of player on the market," agent Scott Boras told Heyman.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 12:08:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Rangers are interested in re-signing impending free agent Carlos Gomez.

Gomez experienced a rebirth with the Rangers after the Astros released him, batting .284/.362/.543 with eight homers over 33 games. He'll turn 31 in December and even with the strong finish this year has really seen his production tumble overall the last two seasons. However, the Rangers could view re-signing Gomez as a much cheaper alternative to bringing back fellow impending free agent Ian Desmond.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 09:59:00 AM

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.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 12:33:00 AM

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.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 12:06:00 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.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 12:14:00 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.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:21:00 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.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 12:28:00 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.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 11:48:00 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.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 06:35:00 PM

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