Texas Rangers: Carlos Gomez Is Once Again Injured

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 29: Carlos Gomez
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 29: Carlos Gomez /

Outfielder Carlos Gomez is returning to the disabled list due to a shoulder injury. Not very good news for the Texas Rangers. Despite playing decent baseball, 2017 hasn’t been the year Gomez and the Rangers hoped for.

John Blake, the Executive Vice President of Communications for the Texas Rangers tweeted today that Gomez underwent excision of a cyst on his right shoulder. Gomez has not played since Texas last Sunday where the ill effects began to take place.

According to Stefan Stevenson, what started out as a pimple on his upper back between the shoulder blades, turned into a full-blown cyst. Apparently, the injury worsened while Gomez was playing.

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Stevenson further clarifies that the infection affected Gomez’s ability to sleep, resulting in Gomez’s nearly going to the hospital. Today, since Gomez was going to be out again, missing his sixth straight game, the decision was made to place on the disabled list. A tough decision, but the right one. As a result, Texas recalls Phil Gosselin to the majors.

This is the second time Gomez finds himself on the disabled list. His previous tenure was due to a hamstring injury that forced him to miss 4-6 weeks. It’s an unfortunate set of circumstances for the Rangers, but Gomez needs to rest and heal and needs to be 100 percent so he can be cleared to step back on the field again.

It’s unclear how much time he’ll miss. Maybe two weeks. Possibly three. He’ll probably undergo a few tests to make sure he’s 100 percent healed. An injury such as this is not one to turn a blind eye to.