CF Carlos Gomez has agreed to a 3-year, $24 million contract extension with the Milwaukee Brewers, the team he’s played with the last three seasons. He reportedly will be paid $7 million in 2014, $8 million in 2015, and $9 million in 2016.
Gomez made his major-league debut with the New York Mets in 2007, then played for the Minnesota Twins the next two seasons after being traded with three others for LHP Johan Santana. He was traded to the Brewers for SS J.J. Hardy in November 2009.
Gomez rehabbed with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in each of the last three seasons. He went 8-for-32 with 1 HR, 3 RBI and 5 SB in 10 games with the Timber Rattlers.
Both of the players Gomez was traded for also spent time in the Midwest League. Santana played for the Quad City River Bandits in 1998 and the Michigan Battle Cats in 1999. I wrote about his MWL days in this post. Hardy played three games with the 2010 Beloit Snappers on a rehab stint during which he went 2-for-10 with a walk.
All-time Hot Rods team unveiled
Today on The Tune-Up Blog, the all-time Bowling Green Hot Rods team was unveiled. This may seem strange because the Hot Rods haven’t been around very long — their first season was 2009, their only year in the South Atlantic League — but the team is celebrating its fifth season of play in 2013. Check out their “5 Seasons” logo:
Twenty-one players and one manager make up the list (which includes honorable mentions), so I won’t list them all here. Click here to see who made the cut.
Additionally, if you’d like to see how former Hot Rods players have fared in spring training, click here.