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Brewers trade rumors: Carlos Gomez drawing wide interest

The Milwaukee center fielder is being targeted by all teams, even ones not in immediate contention.

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Milwaukee, for a team far away from a playoff spot, has found itself in the middle of the trade market. They have a number of attractive options for teams in need of offense, and Gerardo Parra, Adam Lind and Carlos Gomez are all drawing interest from across baseball.

Gomez may be the most attractive of the three, as the 29-year-old is even drawing interest from teams that aren't contenders, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians are just two of the teams that have reached out to the Brewers.

The Giants and Astros, who rank 24th and 25th respectively in OPS from center-field, have also expressed interest. San Francisco might not have the minor league system to meet the Brewers demands (and seemingly don't have room for him with the return of Nori Aoki) and the Astros are focused on bullpen help after acquiring Scott Kazmir from Oakland.

The young center-fielder is a right handed hitter who is affordable now, and is under team control beyond next season. Gomez is making $8 million this season and just $9 million for 2016. A team that gets him now would have Gomez for this year's playoff run, along with next year's. And if that doesn't work out, they could always trade the then 30-year-old next July.