The Rangers have a new center fielder. It was their old left fielder, Carlos Gomez.
His career rose from the dead when he got to Arlington after being unceremoniously dumped by the Astros due to a year and a half of awful baseball.
But almost immediately upon being a Ranger, Gomez flourished. In his first at-bat as a Ranger, he hit a three-run homer to kickstart a 9-0 win over the Indians.
In thirty-three games with Texas he hit .284 with a nice .362 on-base percentage, slammed eight home runs and chalked up 24 RBIS.
Gomez solidified the lead off slot in the lineup that had been a black hole for the Rangers.
He’s a former gold glove center fielder, which is quite the upgrade from the cement glove the Rangers have run out there the past two seasons in center.
So now all the Rangers need are a first baseman, a DH and two quality starting pitchers.