Brewers rumors: Orioles reportedly inquire about Carlos Gomez


With less than two weeks before the July 31 deadline for non-waiver trades, it makes sense that interest is heating up from contenders for pieces from the Milwaukee Brewers and, according to a report, the Baltimore Orioles have inquired about former All-Star center fielder Carlos Gomez.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

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The Orioles have also reportedly asked about Justin Upton of the San Diego Padres. Baltimore, at 46-45, is four games behind the New York Yankees in the American League Easst and 3 ½ games behind both the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros in the AL wild-card hunt.

Milwaukee, conversely, is 17 ½ games behind the St. Louis Cardinals and currently last in the NL Central. They are 9½ games behind the Chicago Cubs for the final wild-card spot in the National League.

The question would be whether or not the Orioles have the prospects to make a deal for Gomez worth doing.

Some of the top prospects in Baltimore’s system are right-handers Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey, Zach Davies, Mike Wright, Tyler Wilson and Pat Connaughton; first baseman Christian Walker; catcher Chance Sisco, left-hander Tim Berry; and outfielder Mike Yastrzemski.

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Gomez is hitting .268/.328/.440 this season in 65 games, with 40 runs, 18 doubles, eight homers and 41 RBI. An All-Star in 2013 and 2014, Gomez was a Gold Glove winner in 2013 and is under contract through next season. He is due the remainder of his $8 million salary this season and is set to receive $9 million in 2016.

A quick look at Baltimore’s top prospects:

–Bundy, 22, was the fourth overall pick by the Orioles in 2011 out of Owasso (Okla.) High School and made two appearances for the O’s in 2012. But his career was derailed by Tommy John surgery in 2013 and he has dealt with shoulder inflammation this season. In eight starts at Double-A Bowie, Bundy is 0-3 with a 3.68 ERA and 1.182 WHIP, striking out 25 in 22 innings.

–Harvey, 20, was the 22nd overall pick by Baltimore in 2013 out of Bandys High School in Catawba, N.C. In 17 starts at Class-A Delmarva this season, he is 7-5 with a 3.18 ERA and 1.129 WHIP in 87.2 innings, with 106 strikeouts.

–Walker, 24, was taken in the fourth round by the Orioles in 2012 out of the University of South Carolina. He served as the DH for the O’s in a July 8 loss at Minnesota going 1-for-2 with a walk and has made seven big-league appearances over the last two seasons, going 4-for-20 with a double and a solo homer. In 87 games at Triple-A Norfolk this season, Walker is hitting .251/.312/.374 with 41 runs, 21 doubles, seven homers and 34 RBI.

–Davies, 22, was a 26th-round pick by Baltimore in 2011 out of Mesquite High School in Gilbert, Ariz. In 16 starts and a relief appearance for Norfolk this season, he is 3-6 with a 3.02 ERA and 1.254 WHIP in 89.1 innings, striking out 76. He was also 3-0 with a 1.75 ERA and 1.091 WHIP in seven starts and 25.2 innings in the Arizona Fall League in 2014.

–Sisco, 20, was a second-round pick by the Orioles in 2013 out of Santiago High School in Corona, Calif. In 53 games at Advanced-A Frederick this season, he is hitting .298/.386/.387 with 22 runs, six doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI.

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  • –Berry, 24, was a 50th-round pick by Baltimore in 2009 out of San Marcos (Calif.) High School. In 15 starts and five relief appearances at Bowie, he is 2-7 with a 7.60 ERA and 1.727 WHIP in 79.1 innings, with 54 Ks.

    –Wright, 25, was a third-round pick by the Orioles in 2011 out of East Carolina University and spent about a month in the O’s rotation in May and June. He was 2-3 in six starts with a 5.16 ERA and 1.382 WHIP in 29.2 innings, striking out 19. In nine starts and a relief outing at Norfolk, he is 6-0 with a 2.96 ERA and 1.171 WHIP in 54.2 innings, with 49 Ks.

    –Wilson, 25, was a 10th-round pick by Baltimore in 2011 out of the University of Virginia and spent about a month with the Orioles in May and June. He made four relief appearances and one start, going 1-1 with a 2.12 ERA and 1.235 WHIP in 17 innings, striking out four. In 14 starts for Norfolk, he is 3-5 with a 3.14 ERA and 1.203 WHIP in 77.1 innings, fanning 49.

    –Connaughton, 22, was a fourth-round pick by the Orioles in 2014 out of Notre Dame and has not pitched this season. In four starts and two relief appearances for Short Season-A Aberdeen in 2014, he was 0-1 with a 2.51 ERA and 1.116 WHIP in 14.1 innings, striking out 10. Connaughton recently signed a multi-year deal with the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers after he was taken in the second round of the NBA Draft by the Brooklyn Nets and traded to the Blazers on draft night last month.

    –Yastrzemski, 24, was a 14th-round pick by Baltimore in 2013 out of Vanderbilt University and is the grandson of Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski. In 83 games at Bowie, he is hitting .260/.321/.382 with 44 runs, 24 doubles, three homers and 35 RBI.

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