Resides in Dajabon, DR during the off-season...Attended Liceo General Jose Cabrera High School in the Dominican Republic, where he played volleyball.
Limited to 23 games with Triple A Albuquerque in the Florida Marlins organization during the 2008 season before landing on the disabled list for the remainder of the season on May 1 with left elbow inflammation...Hit .245 (13x53) with three doubles, two home runs and nine RBI in 19 games for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter
League following the season.
Made his professional debut with the DSL Royals after signing with Kansas City as a non-drafted free agent on Feb. 21, 1997...ranked 2nd on his club with a .351 batting average.
Batted .283 in 67 games for the Dominican Summer League Royals in 1998.
Played entire season with the Gulf Coast Royals, his first season in the U.S...ranked third in the GCL in at-bats (214) and runs (44)...also ranked among league leaders in games (T3rd, 56), walks (5th, 32), hits (T5th, 59), and home runs (T5th, 5)...led all league outfielders with 131 putouts...established season highs with five hits, two home runs and five RBI July 31 at GCL Tigers...was hitless in four at-bats during only game in the GCL playoffs...named fourth-best prospect in GCL by Baseball America following the season.
Spent the entire 2000 season with Wilmington, batting .254 with a homer and 33 RBI over 121 games in his first season in A-ball...posted season-high 10-game hit streak April 8-18 at .419 (13-for-31)...posted three-hit game on six occasions...named the seventh-best prospect in the Carolina League and ninth-best in Royals system following the season by Baseball America
Split the season between Triple-A Toledo and Detroit...appeared in 62 games for the Tigers, establishing major league single season highs in essentially every category...had 21 strikeouts in 103 at-bats...had three stints in the big leagues: April 15-May 4, June 6-July 25, and Aug. 29-end of season...had just six RBI in the regular season, but came up big in his postseason debut...on Oct. 11 at Oakland, Game 2 of the ALCS, started at DH and went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI...hit a two-run single in the 4th inning and a two-run homer in the 6th inning...the homer gave the Tigers a 7-3 lead in an 8-5 victory in eventual four-game sweep...Gomez joined just a pair of other players to have less than 10 RBI in the regular season and then post a four-RBI game in the postseason, both pitchers...Mike Cuellar (ALCS Game 1) and Dave McNally (World Series Game 3) both accomplished the feat for the 1970 Orioles...Gomez went 4-for-9 in the LCS and 0-for-3 in the World Series...was designated for assignment twice in the regular season, May 5 and July 26, but cleared waivers and was outrighted to Toledo on both occasions...matched regular season career high with two RBI June 13 vs. Tampa Bay...hit first and only major league homer to date in regular season on June 27 vs. Houston (Fernando Nieve)...had a career-best four-game hit streak, Sept. 13-23...spent rest of season at Toledo, batting .288 with 11 home runs and 36 RBI...played all three outfield positions...hit safely in 12 straight, May 28-Aug. two with Mud Hens, spanning two different stints with the club, posting multi-hit games in each of last six contests in that streak...also hit safely in 10 straight, Aug. 7-16...hit four home runs in first game of that span, Aug. 7 at Columbus, one day before his 28th birthday, in a 15-8 victory...hit leadoff that night, as his first homer led off the game...was the first player in the International League to have a four-homer game since Bubba Trammell, also for Toledo, on Aug. 9, 1997...played five games for Aguilas in Dominican Winter League and also played for club in the league playoffs.
Spent the majority of the season at Triple A Toledo, finishing seventh in the International League with a .307 batting average...In 19 games during April, he batted .313 (21x67) with
nine runs scored, three doubles, a triple, home run and four RBI...Posted a 15-game hitting streak June 4-July 10, batting .379 (22x58) with six runs scored, six doubles, a triple, home run and 11 RBI...Batted .340 (17x50) in 13 games during June for the Mud Hens before having his contract purchased by Detroit on June 14...Managed a .188 batting average (3x16) in nine games for the Tigers before being designated for assignment on
July 1 -- had his contract outrighted to Toledo on July 5...Finished the month of August with a .380 batting average (41x108) in 28 games, scoring 16 runs and collecting 10 doubles, a triple, home run and 14 RBI...In eight games during the International League play-offs, he hit .194 (6x31) with four RBI.
Claimed off waivers from Kansas City on the season's final weekend, Gomez went 8-for-29 in limited late-season playing time behind center fielder David DeJesus. He went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs September 19 at Cleveland.
Spent the entire 2003 season with the Omaha Royals
(AAA)...hit .269 (123-457), playing 121 games...led the team
in triples (8), was tied for the team lead in hits, ranked 2nd in
games and was 3rd in RBI...Hit 23 doubles, 8 triples and 8 HRs, while recording 58 RBI
...notched a .292 average on the road, going 70-for-240...Finished the season on a high note, batting .321 (27-84) in
the month of August.
Made his Major League debut in 2002 after he was recalled from Wichita (AA) on June 15...played in 5 games and went 2-for-10..was optioned to Wichita on June 30.
Debuted at St. Louis on June 16 and went 1-for-4 with a strikeout...played all 5 of his games against National League opponents.
Hit .295 for Wichita, hitting 21 doubles, 8 triples, 14 home runs and driving in 75 runs.
Ranked 4th in the Texas League with 36 stolen bases and finished 10th in batting average.
Was named a Minor League All-Star at mid-season and at the conclusion of the season.
Named the Texas League Player of the Week for April 15-21.
Finished 2nd in the Royals organization with 36 stolen bases.
Was named the 9th-best prospect in the Dominican League by Baseball America following the 2002 season.
Gomez spent the 1st 2 months of the season with Wilmington (A), batting .302 in 48 games for the Blue Rocks before earning a promotion to Wichita (AA)...hit at a .281 clip in 83 games with the Wranglers to finish out the year.
Led the Wranglers in triples (6) and stolen bases (16).
Put together an 18-game hitting streak from April 19-May 10 for the Blue Rocks...batted .485 (33-for-68) over that stretch and scored a run or drove in a run in 16 of those 18 games.
Batted .314 in 25 games for the Wranglers in June (33-for-105) for his highest monthly mark of the season.
Hit at a .368 clip during an 18-game hitting streak from July 30-Aug. 19 while with Wichita.
Played in 21 games and hit .143 in the Arizona Fall League.
Minor League Notes
Gomez was signed as a non-drafted free agent on Feb. 21, 1997...signed by Luis Silverio and Andres Lopez. Spent his first 2 professional seasons with Salcedo of the Dominican Summer League. Hit at a .351 clip with 51 runs scored and 42 RBI in 64 games for Salcedo in his 1st professional season before batting .283 with 1 homer and 34 RBI in 1998. Batted .276 with 31 RBI and a career-best 5 homers for the Gulf Coast Royals in 1999...ranked 3rd in the league in at-bats (214) and runs (44), tied for 3rd in games played (56), ranked 5th in walks (32) and tied for 5th in hits (59) and home runs. Spent the 2000 season with Wilmington (A)...batted .254 and tied for 2nd on the club with 63 runs scored. Also recorded 29 multiple-hit games on the season, including six 3-hit games...also registered 3 RBI in 3 games for Wilmington. Started 119 games in the Blue Rocks outfield during the 2000 season...committed 14 errors. Participated in the Royals Florida Instructional League following the 2000 campaign.