Gomez begins his first season with the Ducks, second in the Atlantic League and 17th in professional baseball. The infielder spent parts of three seasons in the Major Leagues, playing with the Colorado Rockies (2011) and Milwaukee Brewers (2014-15). In 83 games, he totaled one home run, eight RBIs, 18 runs, 28 hits, 12 doubles, two triples and five walks. The Dominican Republic native made his MLB debut on September 16, 2011, against the San Francisco Giants, and his only Major League homer came on May 4, 2015, off Los Angeles Dodgers legend Clayton Kershaw.

The 36-year-old garnered a host of awards during his minor league career. He was named an Organization All-Star in 2014 with the Brewers after hitting .282 with 15 homers and 49 RBIs in 121 games at Triple-A Nashville. The Bronx, N.Y. resident was named a Baseball America Low Class A All-Star as well as a South Atlantic League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star in 2007, a Pioneer League Post-Season All-Star in 2006 and a Dominican Summer League All-Star in 2005. Gomez was originally signed by the Rockies as a free agent in 2006.