The Brewers announced on Monday that reliever Steve Geltz has been claimed off waivers from the Rays, who designated Geltz for assignment on November 18. Outfielder Adam Walker was designated for assignment by the Brewers to create roster space for Geltz.
Geltz, 29, will be under team control through 2021. The right-hander has a career 4.23 ERA with a 99/43 K/BB ratio in 104 1/3 innings, almost entirely compiled in relief. He’ll compete for a spot in the Brewers’ bullpen when spring training begins in two and a half months.
The Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent outfielder Carlos Gomez to a one-year deal worth $4 million.
Gomez hit .255/.340/.462 with 17 homers in 105 games for the Rangers last year. He missed time due to various ailments, as he has frequently over the past several years, playing 118 games in 2016 and 115 games in 2015. He’s useful when healthy. He just has to find a way to stay healthy.
The Rays just traded away Steven Souza and designated Corey Dickerson for assignment, making room for Gomez. Dickerson was slated to make $5.95 million and, if he is not traded, the Rays will be on the hook for $1 million of that. Souza was making $3.55 million. Gomez will work in the outfield corner rotation with Denard Span and Mallex Smith, while Kevin Kiermaier will cover center.