Carlos Gomez originally was the final piece to a playoff run with the Houston Astros in 2015. After 2016, he ended his time with the Astros as one of the biggest trade busts in team history.
Gomez’s story dug the knife a little deeper following his arrival in Arlington after being cut in Houston. But Gomez’s time with the Rangers isn’t over yet.
The former Astros centerfielder resigned with the Rangers for a one-year, $11.5 million deal — reports SBN’s Chris Cotillo.
Gomez fell flat on his face last season with Houston, batting .210 (62x295) with 5 home runs, 29 RBIs, and 100 strikeouts. He was released by the Astros on Aug. 18 after a mental lapse in the outfield. Gomez signed the Rangers on Aug. 20, batting .284 (33x116) with eight home runs and 24 RBIs.
The $ 11.5 million is a raise from his 2016 salary of $9 million in his final year with Houston.