BREAKING: Astros Acquire Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers From Brewers

One day after a trade with the New York Mets fell through, the Milwaukee Brewers have found a second suitor for outfielder Carlos Gomez, trading him and pitcher Mike Fiers to the Houston Astros.

Via Jon Heyman of CBS Sports:

Per Heyman, the Brewers will receive a haul of prospects in return, including highly-regarded AA outfielder Brett Phillips

Ostensibly, the Brewers are trading a year-plus of Carlos Gomez and a serviceable mid-to-back end starter in Fiers for four prospects of varying upsides, with Phillips being the clear centerpiece of Milwaukee's return.

Gomez's OPS (.751) is trending just ahead of his career mark of .735, with his eight home runs and 43 RBI standing as a relative bonus when it comes to defensive prowess and ability to work his way on base.

Fiers, 30, has just under $200,000 left on his one-year contract. He is 5-9 this year with a 3.89 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 121 strikeouts in 118 innings pitched (21 starts).

The Brewers have officially announced the trade, casting away doubts that another medical snag (reportedly Gomez's hip) won't nullify the agreement such as it reportedly did with the Mets.

More on this story as it develops.

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