The Milwaukee Brewers have traded outfielder Carlos Gomez to the New York Mets in exchange for infielder Wilmer Flores and pitcher Zack Wheeler.
The trade returns Gomez to the organization where he began his professional career. The Mets signed the Dominican born Gomez at the age of 16 in 2002. Gomez made his MLB debut with the Mets in 2007 (the year when the team blew a 7 game lead with two weeks left in the season and ceded the NL East to the Philadelphia Phillies). The Mets would trade Gomez to the Minnesota Twins prior to the 2008 season in the Johan Santana deal. Gomez did not live up to expectations in Minnesota and they would deal him to the Brewers prior to the 2010 season for shortstop J.J. Hardy who is now with the Baltimore Orioles.