HOUSTON - The Astros designed outfielder Carlos Gomez for assignment on Wednesday.
Gomez was not surprised by the move.
“You have to understand when you’re not doing your job, what do you expect,” Gomez said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.
“As a player you feel bad. So I have to move on.”
In 85 games this season Gomez is hitting .210 with five home runs, 29 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.
He committed two costly mistakes, while being charged with an error in the Astros loss to the Minnesota Twins on Monday.
“It’s hard (being designated for assignment,” Gomez said. “It’s something that can make you stronger, make you more anxious to continue working hard to get better.
“Some people know that you can do this. This is a bump in the road. There’s a reason things happen. I’m going to stay positive. This is another test that life gives to me. I’m only 30-years-old. It’s not over yet.”
The Astros acquired Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers last season prior to the trade deadline.
“You know I don’t get a lot of support from the fans, but I get it because I’m not doing my job,” Gomez said.
“I want to say (to Astros fans) keep pushing for your team. When you’re going to the stadium, support your team because they need it. It means a lot.”
Gomez is dealing with devastating news for a baseball player, but he was very classy in this thoughts about the Astros.
“Thank you to the organization for the opportunity,” Gomez said. “This is a beautiful organization, beautiful team.
“They have a very good future. They can be really successful.”
With Gomez designated for assignment, the Astros called up right-handed pitcher Jandel Gustave from Triple-A Fresno.