Carlos Gomez was plagued by injuries throughout the first three months of the season and that might have disturbed the Mets on Wednesday night. The Mets were prepared to send Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores to Milwaukee in exchange for Gomez, however according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Mets backed out of the deal after being concerned with a hip issue Gomez has been bothered by.
Gomez, 29, spent time on the disabled list towards the end of April and into early May with a right hamstring injury. He also missed time in June with a right hip injury, and while Scott Boras told Rosenthal Gomez is "injury free," that might not be the case. Although there was no physical involved, there likely was some form of video evidence or written documentation that suggests Gomez is not entirely healthy. Boras denied the possibility, noting "Gomez has never seen a hip doctor and has never had a hip issue in his playing career," according to Rosenthal.
Boras also told Rosenthal Gomez has not seen a doctor for anything other than the hamstring issue and has not asked for any form of treatment. Before it was determined Gomez's hip injury was the cause of the trade falling apart, some felt Zack Wheeler's status made the Brewers hesitant. Wheeler is coming off of Tommy John surgery but appears to be on track to return in a timely manner.
Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin told Rosenthal he is "disappointed" a deal did not get done and was not "fearful of it not." He would not comment on Gomez's health as a result of HIPPA laws, according to Rosenthal.
New York, even after adding Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe, is reportedly looking to add another bat. Questions with regard to the potential deal first arose when Mets Manager Terry Collins did not pull Flores out of Wednesday night's game. However, Collins might have never been informed of a deal because the Mets' front office did not notify him of the possibility, acknowledging there could be concerns with Gomez's hip. Flores was seen crying while playing shortstop and he might have been aware of the rumored trade. Regardless, Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson told Rosenthal a deal for Gomez "will not transpire." The Mets might consider other options as a result.