The Brewers are willing to trade outfielder Carlos Gomez and shortstop Jean Segura this month, according to a report from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Milwaukee was thought to be a deadline seller, though it was unclear to this point whether they would be comfortable dealing two of their best players.
In addition to Gomez and Segura, the Brewers could trade Adam Lind, Gerardo Parra, Kyle Lohse, Francisco Rodriguez, Jonathan Broxton, Aramis Ramirez and Neal Cotts, according to Heyman. The team is expected to start its sale in the near future, with two weeks left before the non-waiver trade deadline.
Gomez is on the radar of the Mets and Twins, according to reports, and would probably net the biggest return for the Brewers. The 29-year old is controllable through next season and is owed a team-friendly $9 million next season. He will be one of the most coveted outfielders on the market if the Brewers shop him aggressively.
Segura may be a fit for the shortstop-needy Padres, who Heyman reports have inquired on Brewers' prospect Orlando Arcia in recent talks. Arcia's rise to prominence may force the Brewers to trade Segura, with the Mets being another potential fit there.
Rodriguez, Cotts, and Broxton could end up with a team looking for bullpen help like the Rangers or Blue Jays, and Lind and Parra have been linked to the Angels on the trade market. Ramirez has been the subject of talks between the Mets and the Brewers for weeks, as well.