Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Brewers Sign Gomez To One Year Deal

The Milwaukee Brewers have come to terms with center fielder Carlos Gomez on a one year contract.
Gomez is the second Brewer to avoid arbitration, according to Fox Sports.com's Jon Paul Morosi the agreement is for close to $2 Million, Gomez earned approximately $1.5Million last season.

Gomez 26, was part of a center field rotation, with most of his playing time coming against left handed pitching,
Gomez broke his collarbone and missed most of the later part of the season, returning to platoon with Nyjer Morgan, and had an impressive post season going 5-17 and scoring the wining run in the 10th inning of game 5 of the NLDS.

The Brewers still have Six eligible for arbitration, after avoiding arbitration with backup Catcher George kottaras, who signed for a reported $700,000 from his previous $450,000.
Nyjer Morgan, who platooned with Carlos Gomez in center, and also played in Left and Right field is also eligible, as our Francisco Rodriguez who is reportedly looking at around 13-14 Million, Rodriguez could possibly be traded before the start of the season, to help lower the payroll.

The remaining players are Starting Pitcher Shaun Marcum, Relievers Kameron Loe, Manny Parra, and Jose Veras.
The players unsigned on Jan. 18, can exchange figures and continue to negotiate until there arbitration date in February. Brewers tickets available here