MLB Rumors: Mets to acquire Carlos Gomez after Astros released him for assignment?

MLB Rumors: Mets to acquire Carlos Gomez after Astros released him for assignment?

Carlos Gomez is a Dominican baseball center fielder in MLB. He was recently released for assignment by the Houston Astros due to his lackluster play. But another team in the league seems interested with Gomez based on this MLB rumors about the player.

According to Connor Byrne of, the former Astros’ hitter may be finding his way back to the New York Mets again. Carlos has already played for the Mets back in 2007.

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There is also a report last year that New York has almost pulled a trade to acquire Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers. But the deal did not happen as the Mets organization are worried about the player’s medical condition in the hip.

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However, the 30-year-old player could still be signed by the Mets. This is because the team has always been open according to Mets general manager, Sandy Alderson. The franchise’s manager told this to Howie Kussoy of the New York Post.

Moreover, Gomez is not particularly playing well these days. This is why the Astros decided to release him out of their lineup. He is only hitting lower percentages of .210/.272/.372 this season as compared to last year.

Carlos admits to that he is really not doing his job on the field. This is why his numbers are low.

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His 2015 year was better in which he averaged .242/.288/.383 percentages. He is a notable player last summer because he is considered as one of the most well-rounded outfielders in MLB during the 2012-2014 seasons.

Carlos could only hope that this rumor would soon come to reality as his career is currently in peril. It is not a sure thing that he could bounce back with the New York Mets if he is indeed acquired by them. He only needs to stay focused so that he could bat in higher percentages again.

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