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Gomez (ribs) performed baseball activities prior to Monday's game and could return before the end of the team's series against Minnesota, Angel Verdejo Jr. of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

At least for now, Gomez is avoiding the disabled list. He's considered day-to-day, but it would hardly be surprising to see the Astros give him another day off Tuesday as he is not in the starting lineup for the third consecutive game Monday night.

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Gomez (ribs) is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Colby Rasmus will shift over to play center field in Gomez's absence, while Preston Tucker draws the start in left and George Springer occupies his normal spot in right field.

DTDCarlos Gomez CF HOU 2 days ago

Gomez (ribs) will test his injury on the field Monday in hopes of avoiding a DL stint, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gomez plans to ramp up his baseball activities Monday, and if everything goes as planned, there's a chance the outfielder could avoid the disabled list. Preston Tucker has been inserted in the lineup at left field during the absence of Gomez, moving Colby Rasmus over to center. Look for this patter to continue if Gomez lands on the DL, while Jake Marisnick might be a potential call-up candidate if Gomez's roster spot is vacated. More information should be available Monday.

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Manager A.J. Hinch said that Gomez is expected to miss a couple of days due to left rib cage soreness, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gomez suffered the injury when he dove to make a catch in Friday's game against the Athletics, and required an X-ray after the contest. With those scans coming back negative, it appears likely that Gomez will avoid the disabled list. While Gomez remains day-to-day, Preston Tucker is expected to serve as Gomez's primary replacement.

DTDCarlos Gomez CF HOU 3 days ago

Gomez's absence from Saturday's lineup is due to soreness in his left rib cage, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Initially, Gomez's absence was believed to be related to a baserunning gaffe during Friday's game, but manager A.J. Hinch clarified that the outfielder is dealing with discomfort in his ribs. The issue doesn't look to be anything serious, but Gomez should be considered day-to-day nonetheless.

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Gomez is out of the lineup Saturday against the A's, the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He tried to stretch a double into a triple and was gunned out in a crucial situation in Friday's game, which may explain why he will start Saturday's game on the bench. It's been a rough year all around for Gomez, as he has made several questionable in-game decisions and is not producing at the plate. Colby Rasmus will move over to center field with Preston Tucker stating in left field Saturday.

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Gomez (hand) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the A's.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He was optimistic he could give it a go after X-rays on the hand were negative, and it seems Gomez showed manager A.J. Hinch enough in batting practice to convince him he is fine. Gomez has been struggling throughout the season, but he will be facing a lefty in Sean Manaea on Friday, and Gomez has at least fared well in a small sample against southpaws this year (5-for-13).

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Gomez (hand) is optimistic he will be ready to play Friday in Oakland, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reporrts.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gomez was hit in the right hand with a pitch in Wednesday evening's contest, which ultimately resulted in the outfielder having to leave the game. He's since been officially diagnosed with a right hand contusion, and is listed as day-to-day. The Astros have a team day off Thursday, but it sounds like Gomez received favorable results from his X-rays, as there will be a reasonable chance he returns to action when Houston heads to Oakland to open up a three-game series.

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Gomez has been diagnosed with a right hand contusion and is listed as day-to-day, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gomez underwent X-rays after being forced from Wednesday's game in the fourth inning after being hit by a pitch, but those came back negative, so it appears he avoided any sort of serious injury. He will get a free day to recover thanks to a team off day Thursday, and should have a chance to return for the Astros' next game Friday in Oakland.

DTDCarlos Gomez CF HOU 6 days ago

Gomez was removed from Wednesday's game after being struck by a pitch on the right hand.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gomez was evaluated by team trainers after being struck, and it was determined that he would be taken out of the game, and replaced by Preston Tucker. The extent of Gomez's setback is not yet certain, but expect an update on his status when more details are released.