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 Posted: Fri May 6th, 2016 06:05 pm
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By his own admission, Carlos Gomez has struggled since arriving in Houston at last year's trade deadline, but that doesn't mean the 30-year-old will tolerate disrespect from the local media.

Gomez, responsible for a measly .571 OPS so far this year, was quoted about his struggles in a Wednesday article from Houston Chronicle reporter Brian T. Smith, who made no effort to clean up the native Dominican's English in a column entitled: "Carlos Gomez knows he's a disappointment to Astros fans."

To wit:

"For the last year and this year, I not really do much for this team. The fans be angry. They be disappointed," said Gomez as he roamed center field against the team with which he spent 2008-09.

When Smith tweeted out a link to his story Thursday morning, he included Gomez's quote, too.

Gomez, the two-time All-Star with a decade of MLB service time, didn't appreciate it.

@ChronBrianSmith your intentions in your article were of real poor taste and had no affect on me. I am confident and proud of who I am.

— Carlos Gomez (@RealCarlosGomez) May 5, 2016
@ChronBrianSmith Thankfully I have a great support system and great teammates who are always there for me. God bless you!

— Carlos Gomez (@RealCarlosGomez) May 5, 2016
@ChronBrianSmith oh yeah next time you want an interview have Google translate on hand.. God bless #GetYourWritingSkillsUp #ZeroNegativity

— Carlos Gomez (@RealCarlosGomez) May 5, 2016