Marlins, Giants reportedly in the mix for Carlos Gomez
After failing to find a trade taker for Carlos Gomez, the Houston Astros have released the struggling outfielder outright, and a couple of National League teams could be interested in scooping him up on the cheap.
The Astros designated Gomez for assignment earlier this month and finally requested unconditional release waivers on him on Friday, per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.
Astros have requested unconditional release waivers on Carlos Gomez.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) August 19, 2016
Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports that the Miami Marlins and the San Francisco Giants are amongst the potential landing spots for the the 30-year-old Gomez.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 19, 2016
The Marlins are looking for outfield help anywhere they can get it after slugger Giancarlo Stanton was lost for the season. Meanwhile, the Giants could be looking for a jolt since a rough patch post-All-Star break has seen them lose their NL West division lead to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The St. Louis Cardinals were another team previously reported to be in the mix for Gomez, so it looks like the two-time All-Star is going to get a chance somewhere to turn his nightmare season around.