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After leaving Sunday's game with a shoulder injury, there was some concern about Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez's status for this week. In fact, there was some concern he would land on the DL. While he has been diagnosed with a shoulder sprain, Gomez says he will be alright and expects to play today. He was held out of last night's game, but as Tim Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says, today looks promising.
Talked to #Brewers CF Carlos Gomez. Isnt playing tonight but isn't ruling out tomorrow.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) June 25, 2013
Gomez has burst onto the scene after spending the early part of his career with the New York Mets. The Mets did not think he could hit with power consistently, so they traded him to the Minnesota Twins. The Twins did not see much value in Gomez either and traded him to the Brewers. Now, both the Mets and the Twins are probably kicking themselves.
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This is Gomez's fourth season in Milwaukee. In that time, he is hitting .262/.309/.450 with 44 home runs. However, he has shown marked improvement in each of his last two seasons including this one. This year, Gomez is hitting at an All-Star level. He's batting .313/.355/.570 with 12 home runs.
Beyond his offense, Gomez plays solid defense in the outfield. Losing him for even just a couple games while Ryan Braun is on the DL is a tough blow for the Brewers. Fortunately though, they won't be losing Gomez for longer.
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