Texas Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez left today's game in the bottom of the second inning after suffering an injury during his at bat. Gomez swung at a pitch and grounded to second base, but appeared to twist his ankle on the swing, and then was hobbled running out of the box. He made it only a few steps down the line before going down, and needed assistance leaving the field. He was replaced in the lineup by Drew Robinson.
Gomez has been on the d.l. twice this season, once early in the year with a strained hamstring, once in August due to a cyst on his back. When healthy, Gomez has been the regular center fielder, and if he misses significant time, the Rangers would likely be looking at Delino DeShields in center field, with Drew Robinson and Ryan Rua potentially platooning in left field. Alternatively, Joey Gallo could go to left field, and Will Middlebrooks could take over at third base.
UPDATE — Gomez rolled his right ankle, per John Blake. We shall have to wait and see how serious it is, but a sprained ankle could end his seaso