The Texas Rangers have signed 30-year old righty swinging outfielder Carlos Gomez to a minor league deal. Gomez played in 85 games earlier this year for the Astros and he was 62 of 295 (.210 avg, .594 OPS) with 27 runs scored, 5 homers, 29 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. Gomez whiffed 100 times against only 21 walks earlier this year for the Astros, as he looked overmatched at times. Gomez has now played in 1,171 games in his first 10 years in the show and he was 970 of 3,794 (.256 avg, .721 OPS) with 554 runs scored, 108 homers, 429 RBIs and 234 stolen bases. Gomez will start out in AAA-ball for the Rangers, but I have a feeling that he could be called up before rosters expand on September 1st, to make him eligible to play in the playoffs. This was a nice flier for the Rangers to take, as Gomez is a 2-time All Star who has also won a Gold Glove Award.
UPDATE: (8/24/2016) – The Texas Rangers are calling up Carlos Gomez tomorrow and they are going to make him their every day left fielder! Gomez played in 3 games in AAA-ball for the Rangers and he was 4 for 13 (.308 avg, .896 OPS) with 1 run scored, 1 double, 1 triple and 2 RBI.