Texas Rangers: Carlos Gomez Heads To The Disabled List

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May 8, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Carlos Gomez (14) reacts after striking out during the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
May 8, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Carlos Gomez (14) reacts after striking out during the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /
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Texas Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez suffered a hamstring injury in yesterday’s game against the Oakland Athletics. Now he’s heading to the disabled list, being out 4-6 weeks. This is not good for news for Texas. He’s the third star player to be on the list, Adrian Beltre and Cole Hamels.

John Blake, the Executive Vice President of Communications for the Texas Rangers broke the news earlier this afternoon on twitter. Texas is currently on a six-game winning streak, their longest this season. According to CBS Sports’ Matt Snyder, Gomez is 7-21, with three doubles and two base steals in Texas’ last six games.

Gomez, 31, began this season in a slump, but since then he’s progressed. He’s batting .246 with 35 hits, four home runs, 11 doubles, 13 RBIs and .423 slugging percentage. Him being sent to the disabled list is very unfortunate. However, Texas is lucky this isn’t late in the season. In any case, the club can’t lose their focus.

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According to Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Gomez apparently injured his hamstring while he was scoring a run in the seventh inning. Gomez further explained he went full speed and didn’t try to slide due to fear of getting hurt.

Gomez did undergo an MRI today and nothing serious has been reported. The amount of time he’ll miss is enough for him to heal and rehab his hamstring. Hopefully, when he returns his hamstring will be 100 percent. In any case, he should take his time and not rush. He may make his return either in late July or early August. Again, no need for him to rush.

According to Evan Grant, this is only the second time in three years, he’s injured his hamstring. Furthermore, the only time he missed a lot of time was back in 2011 due to broken collarbone.

The Rangers didn’t play today. Tomorrow, they resume play and start a three-game series at home against the Philadelphia Phillies. Texas now being without three key players is a very unfortunate set of circumstances, but Texas can’t allow that to distract them.

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