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Cardinals reportedly considering Carlos Gomez trade

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Could a return to the NL Central be in the cards for Carlos Gomez?

According to a report by Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, the Cardinals will explore the situation of the exiled Astros outfielder to see if he might be a good fit for them.

Mark Saxon of ESPN confirmed the Cardinals’ trade interest in Gomez on Friday but added that a trade must be completed by next Thursday and that St. Louis could be outbid by the New York Mets.

The 30-year-old Gomez was designated for assignment by the Astros on Wednesday. He is hitting just .210/.272/.322 on the season and has looked like the human incarnation of a power outage.

Gomez is making $9 million in 2016, the final year of his current contract. The Cardinals have a need in the outfield after Matt Holliday suffered a broken thumb on a hit-by-pitch Thursday. But fending off the Mets, who had an agreed-upon deal for Gomez fall apart at last year’s trade deadline, could prove to be no easy task.

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