Houston Astros centerfielder Carlos Gomez is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left rib cage, retroactive to May 16th.
#Astros call up INF Colin Moran…place CF Carlos Gomez on 15-day DL (bruised rib cage)…Asher Wojciechowski DFA'd to make room on 40-man.
— Angel Verdejo Jr. (@ahverdejo) May 17, 2016
The 30-year-old Gomez suffered a rib cage injury a couple of weeks ago, and it sounds like the injury never improved. Either way, this may end up being a blessing in disguise for Gomez, who has struggled severely this season, slashing .182/.238/.248 this year with 0 home runs and only 5 runs batted in, striking out at a 35% rate.
The injury also gives the Astros the chance to make a little roster shake up, as Houston is off to a disappointing 15-24 start after a ALDS appearance last season.
Yesterday, Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said that the struggling Gomez will need to turn things around soon:
“I think he’s going to have to turn it around at some point, otherwise we’re not going to be able to continue to play him,” Luhnow told to MLB.com
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