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Carlos Gomez signed by Rangers

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Carlos Gomez

The Texas Rangers on Saturday signed free agent outfielder Carlos Gomez to a minor league deal.

The two-time all-star, will join Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday. He has not played since August 9th, and was released by the Astros on August 18th.

Despite having one of the worst seasons of his career thus far, he is expected to join the major league Texas Rangers after a few games in Triple-A. Gomez’s hitting stats have been abysmal to this point, batting .210 with just five homers and 29 RBIs in 295 at-bats.

The Gomez signing, despite his known behavioral issues, makes sense for the Rangers, as their starting left fielder Shin-Shoo Choo broke his arm recently. The injury will sideline him for the rest of the season.

The Rangers will pay the pro-rated minimum of $2,788.46 per day for time spent in the majors. Houston will be required to pay the rest of his 9 million dollar salary for the remainder of the season.

The Texas Rangers are currently 73-50 and sit atop of the American League with a .593 winning percentage.