Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, Rangers executive vice president of communications John Blake announced on Monday. Gomez is expected to miss four to six weeks. The Rangers will make a corresponding roster move on Tuesday.
Gomez, 31, suffered the injury during Sunday’s game against the Athletics. He hits the sidelines batting .246/.331/.423 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 164 plate appearances.
Delino DeShields will likely shift to center field while Gomez is out and Ryan Rua will get starts in left field. Jared Hoying may be promoted from the minors to give the Rangers an extra outfielder.
Mets pitcher Rafael Montero will undergo Tommy John surgery.
Montero felt some discomfort after his latest Grapefruit League appearance. This morning he was diagnosed with a complete tear of the UCL in his right elbow. He’ll now miss all of the 2018 season and most of the first half of the 2019 season.
Montero, 27, was once a top pitching prospect. He performed swingman duties for the Mets last year, starting in 18 games and relieving in 16. He wasn’t too successful in that role — his ERA was 5.52 in 2017 — but he was battling for a spot in the Mets’ bullpen this spring.