The Houston Astros have acquired Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers from the Milwaukee Brewers, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
In return, the Brewers received an impressive haul of Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana, right-hander Adrian Houser, and lefty Josh Hader, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Gomez was reportedly heading to the Mets last night, but did not officially head there due to medical issues, when the Mets backed out after seeing his hip medicals.
When the Mets backed out, it became no secret that the Brewers wanted to move Gomez. The Astros swooped in today and offered a huge return for him, in hopes that they'll contend and perhaps make a deep playoff run.
The 29-year-old Gomez is signed to a team-friendly deal through next season and is slashing .262/.328/.423/.751 in 314 plate appearances this season. He is a two-time All-Star center fielder and possesses a lot of power and ability to hit.
The Astros do have a solid outfield, but with the injury to George Springer, they have been somewhat limited. Gomez still is an upgrade to their other options.
Coming with Gomez is 30-year-old righty Mike Fiers, who is under team control through the 2019 season. This year, Fiers is 5-9 with a 3.89 ERA (3.79 FIP) in 21 starts. He has a 121 to 43 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 118 innings pitched.