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Ex-Twin Carlos Gomez designated for assignment by Houston

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It looks like former Minnesota Twins outfielder Carlos Gomez is looking for a new job.

The Houston Astros have designated the outfielder for assignment. Gomez played for the Twins for two seasons (2008-09) and then was traded to Milwaukee.

It has been a rough season for Gomez. He's hitting just .210 with five home runs and 29 RBIs, while posting a miserable .594 OPS.

"I know I didn't do my best," Gomez told the Houston Chronicle in a brief interview at Target Field. "I wish the best to them. They have a great team and organization. The only thing I feel bad (about) is because I didn't do my job."

Things went from bad to worse for him earlier this week when playing against his former team at Target Field.

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He followed that misplay up by losing a ball in the lights off the bat of Juan Centeno. Gomez's outfield gaffes may have cost his team a crucial game in the American League wild-card race.

By designating him for assignment the Astros now have 10 days to try and find a trading partner for Gomez, who is making $9 million this year and is in the final year of his contract.

If they aren't able to trade him during that window, Houston would be able to release him or outright him to the minor leagues.

Gomez told the Chronicle he's hopeful about catching on elsewhere.

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