Rangers re-sign Carlos Gomez to a 1-year deal

The Texas Rangers and outfielder Carlos Gomez are reuniting for the 2017 season as the team re-signed Gomez to a 1-year/$11.5 million contract. It was a rough season for Gomez in 2016 and he was released in August after hitting .210 with the Astros. Gomez was ultimately picked up by the Rangers and he was much better in 33 games for them as he hit .284 with 8 home runs. Gomez is an all-star caliber player, but consistency offensively was an issue last season. It will be interesting to see if he can return to the type of player that he was just a few years ago with Milwaukee as he still has many valuable skills. Gomez still can hit 20 home runs in a season and he still has tremendous speed. This is a really good signing for the Rangers as this contract gives Gomez a chance to prove himself for one season. Gomez will be the everyday centerfielder for Texas in 2017 after the departure of Ian Desmond in free agency. We’ll see if Gomez can put together a consistent season for Texas in 2017 and if he can then he will be a key piece to the Rangers success.



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