Carlos Gómez#30, CF, Houston
- December 4, 1985
- Birth Place:
- Santiago, Dominican Republic
- Undrafted Signed by the New York Mets
— Player Notes
Advice: Gomez told reporters the last couple days that he'd be playing and he stayed true to his word. The outfielder isn't recovered from his left intercostal tear yet, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go in the win-or-go-home game. Gomez is in center field and batting sixth.Rotoworld
Advice: "The plan is to play tomorrow. I'm ready to start," Gomez said. The Astros have yet to comment on whether Gomez will indeed be in the lineup for Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game, but things do seem to be trending in the right direction. The outfielder has started just one of the club's previous 20 contests since suffering a strained left intercostal muscle.Rotoworld
Advice: The testing presumably will involve batting practice and perhaps other drills. While it's clear that Gomez isn't 100 percent and maybe not all that close, the outfielder has said that he'll "definitely" be ready for Tuesday's Wild Card Game against the Yankees.
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Advice: Gomez was held out of the Astros' final regular-season series due to lingering complications with the intercostal muscle strain he suffered in early September, but he says that was by design. "Yeah, definitely I’ll be ready in New York," Gomez told the Houston Chronicle on Sunday. "You know because, that game means a lot for us. No matter what, I’m going to be ready. That’s what we planned, the whole last five days made me feel better so I can be more 100 percent to do my best in New York."
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Advice: He did not, however, specify when during the playoffs Gomez might be available, so the declaration doesn't mean a whole lot. Gomez has made just one start since suffering a strained intercostal muscle three weeks ago. Colby Rasmus is handling center field again Sunday.
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Advice: He hasn't been in the lineup since Wednesday. Colby Rasmus will fill in at center field and bat cleanup. The Astros enter tonight's action with a half-game advantage over the Angels for the second Wild Card spot.
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Advice: He returned to the lineup on Wednesday, but felt some lingering soreness after his final throw against the Mariners. Expect him to return to his regular post in the outfield at some point before the end of the weekend.
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Advice: Gomez has appeared in two games in recent days but hasn't swung a bat in a game since September 12. The outfielder, who is batting .253/.313/.408 on the year, is hitting sixth and playing center field against the Mariners.
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Advice: That's assuming he feels fine when he gets to the ballpark and gets through batting practice with no issues. Gomez has been used as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement recently but hasn't started a game since September 12 due to a strained intercostal muscle.Rotoworld
Advice: Gomez has come off the bench in each of the past two games and continues to take batting practice, but he's not 100 percent yet and has concerns about returning too soon. "I feel like if I swing it’s going to get worse," said Gomez. "Take the time and do the right thing." Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Monday that Gomez’s injury typically takes 45-50 days to heal, but the team is trying to ramp things up given where they are in the season. His swing has been toned down to compensate for the injury, so it's hard to count on much from him even if he manages to return.
More: Houston ChronicleTue, Sep 29 Rotoworld
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