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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
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Carlos Gomez (shoulder) has returned to the Rangers' lineup on Wednesday.
Gomez jammed his left shoulder on a slide into third base last Tuesday, but he's feeling better now. The 31-year-old outfielder finished strong last season and will serve as the Rangers' regular center fielder in 2017. Mar 29 - 11:11 AM

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Carlos Gomez (shoulder) expects to return to Cactus League action on Wednesday.

Gomez jammed his left shoulder a week ago, but he resumed swinging bat on Sunday and is feeling closer to normal. Barring any setbacks, he should be good to go for Opening Day.
Mar 28 - 11:59 AM

Carlos Gomez (shoulder) is expected to take swings on Sunday and return to Cactus League action early in the week.

Gomez hasn't swung a bat since jamming his left shoulder during Tuesday's game. He's still considered day-to-day and looks as though he should be ready for Opening Day as long as he avoids any setbacks this week.
Mar 25 - 11:47 AM

Carlos Gomez (shoulder) doesn't expect to miss much time.

Gomez exited Tuesday's Cactus League game after jamming his left shoulder, but it doesn't sound like a major concern. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 22 - 11:33 AM

Carlos Gomez departed Tuesday's game against the White Sox after jamming his left shoulder while sliding into third base following a triple.

The Rangers don't think the injury is serious, so it sounds like his exit was precautionary. However, Gomez will be re-evaluated on Wednesday and we should know more about his status then. The fiery outfielder is having a nice spring so far, going 11-for-32 at the plate with three home runs.
Mar 21 - 10:46 PM

Carlos Gomez slugged a two-run homer in the Rangers' 3-2 Cactus League defeat of the Mariners on Sunday.

Gomez went deep off Mariners left-hander Dillon Overton in the bottom of the third inning. It was the third home run of the spring for the 31-year-old center fielder, who's sporting a .333 batting average and 1.115 OPS through 34 plate appearances in the Cactus League.
Mar 19 - 6:48 PM

Carlos Gomez went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles in Saturday's Cactus League win over the White Sox.

After being dumped by the Astros last season, the Rangers picked up Gomez. He went on to hit .284 while swatting eight homers and posting a .905 OPS across 33 games with his new team. There is no guarantee that Car-Go can pull off that act over the course of a full campaign, but at the very least he is worth consideration for those drafting in AL-only formats.
Mar 11 - 6:56 PM

Carlos Gomez went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a double, and two runs scored Friday in an 8-2 victory over the Mariners in Cactus League action.

The homer was his first of the spring. Gomez batted .284 with eight home runs and a .905 OPS in 33 games after signing with the Rangers last season. While the upside might not be what it once was, he could prove to be a nice value playing a full year in Texas.
Mar 3 - 6:09 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
3Brett Nicholas
4Steven Lerud
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
2Drew Robinson
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Delino DeShields
2Jurickson Profar
3Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Joey Gallo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Mike Hauschild
8Dillon Gee
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Matt Bush
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Keone Kela
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers
9Nick Martinez
10Jose Leclerc
11Dario Alvarez
12Anthony Bass