UPDATE 4:53 PM CST: We can confirm, via MLB Trade Rumors and Ken Rosenthal that Carlos Gomez has received a three-year extension.
Financial terms are forthcoming. The extension rebuilds his 2013 year and covers his salary through the 2016 season.
According to Adam McCalvy via Twitter, the salary would be $7 million in 2014, $8 million in 2015, and $9 million in 2016.
This, as far as we can see now, is coming from both Todd Rosiak and Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rosiak first posted via Twitter that the Milwaukee Brewers and outfielder Carlos Gomez are nearing a possible extension.
The contract terms appear to be a four year deal worth about $27.5 million dollars.
Carlos Gomez just recently settled a one-year deal to avoid arbitration. The deal was valued at $4.3 million dollars.
In 2012, Carlos Gomez had his best season yet. He went .260/.305/.463 with 19 home runs, 37 stolen bases and 51 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers were pleased to see an increase in power in Gomez and what appeared to be better plate discipline from the 27 year-old outfielder in the later parts of the season.
For a while, at least, it was unclear to see how the Brewers were planning to fit Gomez into their future plans. If this extension turns out to be true – and most signs at this time point that it will – it appears that Doug Melvin and the team have every confidence in his continued improvement.
This deal should have Carlos Gomez staying as a regular center fielder in Milwaukee through about 2016.
There is little to no discussion at this point about how the extension of Gomez would effect any discussions of a possible extension of Corey Hart‘s contract, who is a free agent at the end of this season.
The exact details will continue to flesh out as the afternoon continues, so please stay tuned here for further updates.