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AL Trade Updates: Astros Land Gomez, Orioles Add Parra


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One deal falls through and another is accepted. What a difference a few days make.

Earlier in the week, the Mets and Brewers were working on a deal that would send Carlos Gomez to New York, and pitcher Zach Wheeler and infielder Wilmer Flores to Milwaukee. But the Mets nixed the deal based on Gomez’s bad hip via medical records.

But the Brewers found another taker for the power hitting outfielder as the Astros jumped in and made the deal happen.  Along with Gomez, Houston will also get RHP Mike Fiers, and will send four prospects to the Brewers, outfielders Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana, RHP Adrian Houser and LHP Josh Hader.

Gomez, who will turn 30 years old in December, has hit as many as 24 home runs and driven in 73 RBIs in a season. In 2015, he is currently batting .262, with eight home runs and 43 RBIs.

Fiers started his MLB career with the Brewers and in five seasons in relief, he is 21-28, with a 3.66 ERA, and currently in 2015, he is 5-9, with a 3.89 ERA, with 121 strike outs in 118 innings.

Other Moves….

The Brewers have been very busy making trades, as they sent outfielder Gerardo Parra to the Baltimore Orioles for right-handed pitching prospect Zach Davies.

Parra has spent his seven major league seasons with two clubs, (Arizona – 6 years, Milwaukee – 2 years) and combined he is a .279 hitter, with 51 home runs and 291 RBIs. Currently he is batting .328, with nine home runs and 31 RBIs, which puts him on pace to have one of his best seasons since 2013 when he hit 10 home runs and drove in 48 runs in 601 at bats.

With the Trading Deadline at 4 pm on Friday, many other moves are possible.

We will keep you posted.

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