The Brewers will likely shop Carlos Gomez

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Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers are “willing to trade” Carlos Gomez.

Makes sense, even if he’s having a slightly down year. He’s a plus defender at a key position and usually a solid bat. He’s also under contract only through the end of 2016 and is pretty unlikely to want to sign with Milwaukee long term. With the Brewers clearly going nowhere, it seems like a no-brainer to trade him now and get some pieces for the rebuild.

On the season Gomez is hitting .273/.322/.450. Between 2012 and 2014, he hit .277/.336/.483.  He was a gold glove winner in 2013 and remains one of the top center fielders in the game.

Mike Trout to undergo foot surgery

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Angels star outfielder Mike Trout is done for the year, per a team press release. He’ll undergo surgery to remove the Morton’s neuroma in his right foot sometime over the next week, which will likely require a recovery period that stretches beyond the two weeks remaining in the regular season.

Trout, 28, has been day-to-day with a foot injury since the first week of September. On Monday, he underwent a cryoablation procedure to treat the neuroma on his right foot, but evidently requires further treatment to resolve the issue completely. Per manager Brad Ausmus, Trout ‘tested his foot by running’ on Sunday and found he was still experiencing too much pain to play, prompting his decision to undergo season-ending surgery.

This figures to be the first major setback Trout has seen since his thumb surgery in 2017, but there’s no reason to believe his current ailment will have any substantial effect on his 2020 season. Still, it’s an unfortunate end to another monster campaign by the eight-time All-Star and AL MVP contender, who will finish his 2019 season batting .291/.438/.645 with an AL-best 45 home runs, .1083 OPS, and league-leading 8.6 fWAR.