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Carlos Gomez “excited and anxious” to be back where it all started

By on March 8, 2019

Veteran outfielder Carlos Gomez is more excited about the upcoming season than he’s been in a long time.

He is back with the New York Mets, the organization where he signed as a 16-year old international free agent back in 2002, and played his first MLB season with in 2007.

Although his best days in baseball are behind him, the 33-year old says “it’s a dream” to be back with the Mets, and is looking to prove that he still belongs in the league as an everyday player.

“Came back to the team that started my career. A lot of good memories. It’s exciting and I’m anxious.” said Gomez.

“My goal is to be a part of this team. Make the team and help.”

The two sides recently agreed to a minor league deal that will pay Gomez a $1.25 million salary if he makes the team. He has the chance to earn $250,000 in performance bonuses based on the amount of plate appearances.

He is fresh off a disappointing season where he posted a career-worst .208 batting average with nine homers, 32 RBI and a .634 OPS in 118 games this season.

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