By Kyle Lobner
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Day 31 of spring training 2013 may very well start with Carlos Gomez buying breakfast. The speedy center fielder and the Brewers officially announced a three-year, $24 million contract extension yesterday that buys out what would have been Gomez’s first three free agent years at a price of $7 million, $8 million and $9 million, respectively. Here’s some reaction from around the web:
- Gomez took to Twitter to thank the Brewer organization, fans and more.
- Adam McCalvy talked to Gomez and Doug Melvin about the deal.
- Both Joe Block and Mike Vassallo commented on Gomez as one of their favorite players to have around.
- As of this writing 58% of voters in this JS poll are calling the Gomez extension a “solid hit” as opposed to a home run or strikeout.
- Christina Kahrl of ESPN called the deal a win-win.
- Jaymes Langrehr of Disciples of Uecker says “it sounds like Gomez values the security of a long term deal.”
- Mike Bates says he’d be nervous about giving a three year deal to Gomez.
- Brewer officials met with Logan Schafer after the deal was announced to tell him not to get discouraged by this new roadblock to his potential long term playing time.
Back on the field, the Brewers played their first night game of the spring last night but sent their bats to bed early, losing 7-0 to Arizona. We’ve got the recap, if you missed it.
He may have picked up the decision, but last night’s loss wasn’t Yovani Gallardo’s fault: He allowed a leadoff home run in the first inning before retiring the next 12 batters in order. Steve Gilbert of MLB.com talked to him about his performance.
After the game the Brewers made six more roster moves, optioning Scooter Gennett, Josh Prince and Jesus Sanchez to Nashville and returning Hunter Morris, Kentrail Davis and Adam Weisenburger to minor league camp. @Mass_Haas notes that this was the first option for Gennett, Prince and Sanchez, so all three can be sent to the minors again in 2014 and 2015 if needed.
Other notes from camp:
- Brandon Kintzler suffered a contusion on his left hand after being hit by a batted ball last night but is expected to be ok.
- Burke Badenhop’s pair of runs allowed in the ninth inning last night were his first of the spring. Before the game Todd Rosiak wrote about his scoreless streak.
- ASU student Justin Marshall of the JS has some pictures from Carlos Gomez’s day.
- ASU student Edmund Hubbard of the JS talked to Josh Prince and Caleb Gindl about third base coach Ed Sedar.
- If the six roster moves the Brewers made after midnight weren’t enough for you, the Diamondbacks made 15 more.
The Brewers are off today but resume action tomorrow in Maryvale, where Chris Narveson is scheduled to take on Brett Myers and the Indians.
Meanwhile in Miami, the Puerto Rican WBC team remains alive for at
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