OUTCarlos Gómez
LF/CF TEX
2 months ago

Gomez is dealing with an ankle injury and may not return during the 2017 season, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gomez recently returned from an ankle injury, but this news suggests that he's not back in full health. With the playoffs approaching, the Rangers are poised to be on the outside looking in, giving them little reason to push Gomez back onto the field. If he does end up sitting out for the rest of the season, look for Delino DeShields to patrol center field.

OUTCarlos Gómez
LF/CF TEX
2 months ago

Gomez is not in the lineup against the Astros on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Gomez will retreat to the bench after starting the past two days in center field while Delino DeShields takes his place. Since the start of September, Gomez is slashing .333/.385/.622 with two home runs and seven RBI in 14 games.

OUTCarlos Gómez
LF/CF TEX
2 months ago

Gomez is out of the lineup Sunday against the A's, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gomez will head to the bench and give way to Delino DeShields in center field. Heading into Sunday, Gomez had started three consecutive games after battling an ankle injury. Over said games he went 4-for-10 (.400) and drove in two runs.

OUTCarlos Gómez
LF/CF TEX
2 months ago

Gomez went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI during Thursday's win over Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Gomez doubled in a pinch-hit appearance Tuesday, so it was encouraging to see him have another strong outing in his first full game back since missing time with an ankle injury. The outfielder has been limited to just 101 games this season, but he's still provided a fantasy punch when healthy with 17 homers, 51 RBI, 13 stolen bases, 51 runs and a .256/.342/.468 slash line. Gomez has the potential to finish the season strong, too.

OUTCarlos Gómez
LF/CF TEX
2 months ago

Gomez (ankle) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against Seattle, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gomez hasn't started a game since Saturday, Sept. 9, when he rolled his ankle running out of the batter's box and subsequently missed almost two weeks recovering from the injury. He was able to come into Tuesday's game as a pinch hitter and appears to be nearing full health heading into this weekend. For Thursday's affair, Gomez will patrol center field and bat sixth in the order.

OUTCarlos Gómez
LF/CF TEX
2 months ago

Gomez (ankle) entered Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Mariners in the eighth inning as a pinch hitter, doubling in his lone at-bat.

EDGE Analysis

Gomez hadn't played in more than a week due to a sprained right ankle, but after taking batting practice without issue earlier in the day, he was able to convince manager Jeff Banister to hand him a plate appearance Tuesday. The decision certainly paid dividends, as Gomez provided a leadoff hit that eventually led to the go-ahead run when he was lifted for a pinch runner. It appears the ankle injury still may be significant enough to keep Gomez out of the lineup for a few more days, however, as manager Jeff Banister told the Associated Press that he wants the veteran to do more defensive drills and baserunning before returning to the outfield. Deploying Gomez at designated hitter as a means of getting his bat in the lineup isn't a viable option for the Rangers at this time with Adrian Beltre handling that role while a hamstring injury continues to prevent the third baseman from playing the field.

OUTCarlos Gómez
LF/CF TEX
2 months ago

Gomez (ankle) has recently began jogging and could start running in the upcoming days, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gomez said that his sprained right ankle is still feeling sore, but he'll attempt to tape it up and run and see how the ankle responds to the increased activity. Manager Jeff Banister suggested that it's an "outside shot" that Gomez will regain enough mobility to play center field again before the end of the season, so the veteran could end up being relegated to a bench role once he's ready to return to action.

OUTCarlos Gómez
LF/CF TEX
2 months ago

Gomez (ankle) resumed taking batting practice this week, but it's still unclear when he'll be able to rejoin the Rangers' lineup, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears Gomez's mobility is still a concern while he recovers from the right high-ankle sprain, as he's still limited to jogging on a treadmill and has yet to run the bases or resume playing the outfield. Until he clears that hurdle in the recovery process, Gomez's return shouldn't be considered imminent. In order to cover for the outfielder's absence, the Rangers called up one of their top prospects, Willie Calhoun, from Triple-A Round Rock earlier this week.

OUTCarlos Gómez
LF/CF TEX
2 months ago

Gomez (ankle) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Gomez will not be able to participate in Sunday's game after suffering a high-ankle sprain during Saturday's loss. The speedy center fielder was sporting a walking boot and crutches after the game and may require multiple days of rest to allow his ankle ample time to heal. Delino DeShields Jr. will draw the start in center field with Ryan Rua taking over in left.

OUTCarlos Gómez
LF/CF TEX
2 months ago

Gomez underwent an MRI after his early exit in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Yankees and was diagnosed with a "mild" high-ankle sprain, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. "There is no timetable [for Gomez's return]," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said.

EDGE Analysis

Banister's reluctance to downplay Gomez's injury and label him as day-to-day suggests the outfielder could be looking at a multi-game absence, if not longer. Gomez, who acknowledged that he thought he had suffered a broken bone when he rolled the ankle coming out of the batter's box in the second inning, was spotted with crutches and a walking boot in the clubhouse after the game, adding credence to the notion that he could be out for extended action. Gomez's absence could open up more at-bats for the likes of Drew Robinson, Ryan Rua and Will Middlebrooks.