Gomez was released by the Rangers on Saturday.
Gomez unsurprisingly went unclaimed after opening the season with an 8.22 ERA in 15.1 innings. He hasn't recorded an ERA below 4.68 since 2015, so he's likely to be stuck looking for a minor-league contract.
Gomez was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Monday.
The move hardly comes as a surprise, as Gomez recorded an 8.22 ERA and a 1.89 WHIP in 15.1 innings of relief this season. He'll make room on the roster for Kyle Bird.
Gomez allowed three runs on four hits while striking out two in two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 7-2 loss to Houston.
Gomez had been a reasonably serviceable arm out of the Rangers' bullpen until he had to face the hottest hitting team in baseball. The Astros pummeled starter Drew Smyly, who lasted just 3.2 innings, setting the stage for a line of Texas relievers. Gomez squelched a threat in the fourth inning but was tattooed for three consecutive doubles and a single in the fifth inning before getting pulled. The 31-year-old will continue in a middle-relief role for now.
The Rangers selected Gomez's contract Thursday and will include him on the Opening Day roster.
Gomez was one of three non-roster invitees to break camp with the Rangers, joining infielder Logan Forsythe and outfielder Hunter Pence. The 31-year-old right-hander is expected to work in middle relief for Texas to begin the season.
General manager Jon Daniels said Saturday that Gomez would be included on the Rangers' Opening Day roster, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The Rangers will select Gomez's contract after the veteran right-hander yielded only two runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out nine over 10.1 innings in Cactus League play. The 31-year-old is expected to fill a middle-relief role out of the Texas bullpen.
Gomez agreed to a minor-league contract with Texas on Wednesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Gomez will provide additional bullpen depth to the Rangers' system after spending the 2018 campaign with the White Sox. He appeared in 26 big-league games last season, logging a pedestrian 4.68 ERA and 1.56 WHIP with 27 strikeouts in 25 innings of relief.
Gomez had his contract selected from Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday.
In a corresponding move, Bruce Rondon was designated for assignment. Across 30 appearances with Charlotte this year, Gomez has logged a 2.03 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with a 35:13 K:BB in 40 innings of relief. He will likely be deployed as a middle-inning reliever during his time with the team.
Gomez (shoulder) was reassigned to minor-league camp, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Gomez battled through a shoulder injury and hadn't pitched since March 7 until he got back on the mound Friday against the Mariners. He allowed one run on six hits and two walks while striking out eight over 8.1 innings this spring.
Gomez (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch Friday against the Mariners, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.
Gomez has been dealing with a sore shoulder for the past 10 days. After flaming out with the Phillies last season to the tune of a 7.25 ERA in 22.1 innings, he has a shot to make Chicago's bullpen this year, though he'll need to prove he's healthy for that to happen. He's pitched well so far this spring, allowing no runs in 7.2 innings.
White Sox manager Rick Renteria said Sunday that Gomez has been temporarily shut down with a sore shoulder, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "A little sore. Nothing of concern," Renteria said, regarding Gomez's status.
Gomez is expected to play catch Monday and could be cleared to return to spring action later in the week if he endures no setbacks in his recovery. The veteran opened last season as the Phillies' closer before quickly surrendering that role, then was released by the team after failing to find his footing in middle relief. After inking a minor-league deal with the White Sox in January, Gomez has put himself in the mix for a bullpen gig by rattling off five scoreless appearances to kick off the spring.
Gomez signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Wednesday which includes an invitation to spring training, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Gomez broke camp as the Phillies' closer to start the 2017 campaign, but it all went downhill from there. He quickly lost his ninth-inning job after allowing five runs in his first three appearances (15.00 ERA). Gomez continued to struggle in low-leverage work until he was ultimately released in mid-June. The soon-to-be 30-year-old then spent time in the minors with Milwaukee and Seattle, but never worked his way back to the majors. He'll push for a spot in the White Sox's bullpen, though it's difficult to see him returning to high-leverage work even if a strong spring earns him a spot on the team's Opening Day roster.
Gomez exercised the opt-out clause in his minor-league contract with the Mariners on Sunday and will become a free agent, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
With a promotion to the big leagues seemingly not imminent for Gomez, the pitcher requested his release from the organization to pursue opportunities elsewhere. The 29-year-old made five appearances for Triple-A Tacoma, giving up one run over 5.2 innings.
Gomez signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners and was added to Triple-A Tacoma's roster, Rainiers broadcaster Mike Curto reports.
He had a 2.16 ERA in 8.1 innings at Triple-A in the Brewers' organization, but recently elected to become a free agent and joined up with Seattle. Gomez worked as the Phillies' closer last year, but that was a unique set of circumstances. It's possible he could regain a big-league bullpen spot, but it would likely be in a low-leverage capacity.
Gomez signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Saturday.
Three weeks after his release from the Phillies, Gomez has found a new home in the Brewers' organization. He will presumably report to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Gomez enjoyed a fine first five months of 2016 while serving as the Phillies' closer, but he imploded in September and those struggles carried over to this season (7.25 ERA, 1.70 WHIP in 22.1 innings).
The Phillies released Gomez on Friday.
No club was going to claim Gomez on waivers given his $4.2 million salary. The 29-year-old should find some interested suitors now that he is a free agent and can be signed for a minimum contract.
The Phillies designated Gomez for assignment Tuesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Gomez opened the season as the Phillies' closer, but lost the job quickly and wound up working mostly in low-leverage situations. He is 3-2 with a 7.25 ERA and a 21:7 K:BB in 22.1 innings this season. He should be able to find an opportunity with another club in need of relief depth.
Gomez retired the only batter he faced to earn his second save Saturday against the Giants.
The Phillies entered the ninth inning with a four-run lead, but after Hector Neris allowed a pair of runs and left runners on base as well, Gomez needed to come in to preserve the victory. With a 7.47 ERA and a 1.72 WHIP, Gomez will need to improve quite a bit before being considered to return to the closer role he once held.
Gomez (3-1) pitched a scoreless 11th inning with a walk and a strikeout during Thursday's win over Colorado.
Gomez last pitched May 4 and was then placed on the disabled list with an elbow injury May 9. After saving 37 games last season, he projects to pitch in high-leverage situations going forward, but he probably won't return to the closer role immediately. Gomez currently sports a 7.30 ERA and 1.70 WHIP through 12.1 innings.
The Phillies activated Gomez (elbow) from the 10-day disabled list Thursday.
The right-hander will take the roster spot left by Adam Morgan, who was demoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday. Gomez seems to be over his elbow impingement and should return to a role toward the back of the Phillies' bullpen, but likely not as closer. Gomez carries a 7.94 ERA in nine games despite striking out an uncharacteristic 8.7 per nine innings so far.
Gomez (elbow) threw a bullpen session Thursday and will throw a second one in the coming days, Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Manager Pete Mackanin said there is a chance Gomez can return to the Phillies' active roster next week without a rehab assignment. He has been sidelined with an elbow impingement.
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