December 13, 2016

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers have re-signed free agent outfielder Carlos Gomez, finishing the one-year, $11.5 million agreement reached during winter meetings.

To make room for Gomez on the 40-man roster, right-hander Brady Dragmire was designated for assignment Tuesday.

The 31-year-old Gomez figures to play center field for the Rangers after Ian Desmond left for Colorado on a five-year, $70 million deal. Gomez is likely to be joined by Shin-Soo Choo in right and Nomar Mazara in left.

Gomez batted .210 with five homers in 85 games this year for Houston and was released by the Astros in August. He signed with Texas and hit .284 with eight homers and 24 RBIs in 33 games. An All-Star in 2013 and '14 with Milwaukee, Gomez has a .257 average and 116 home runs in 10 big league seasons.

The 23-year-old Dragmire was received from Pittsburgh in a waiver claim this month.

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