The Phillies reassigned Gomez to minor league camp Friday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports. Gomez had eight hits in 24 at-bats this spring. He will give the Phillies some veteran infield depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season.
Gomez signed a minor league deal with the Phillies on Monday that includes an invite to spring training. He played in Korea in 2016, but was apparently itching to get back into a big league organization. His offensive production has been awful in 162 career plate appearances in the majors, but he has some quality minor league seasons under his belt. Look for him to serve as organizational depth at the Triple-A level during his age-29 season.
Gomez will play in the Korean Baseball Organization in 2016. Gomez declined an outright assignment in August in hopes of landing a job in free agency, but after hitting just .181/.212/.323 in a 66 game stint with the Brewers this season, it appears there was little interest in the 27-year-old. He'll look for regular at bats in Korea rather than serve as organizational depth in a team's minors.
Second baseman Hector Gomez has declined his outright assignment to the minors by the Brewers and opted for free agency. The 27-year-old Gomez it hitless in 17 at-bats since June 23. His slash line has been weakened to .181/.212/.323.
The Brewers recalled first baseman Jason Rogers and outrighted second baseman Hector Gomez to Triple-A on Friday, the team announced. Rogers hit .236 with two home runs and seven RBI in 89 at-bats for the Brewers this season. Gomez continued to struggle for Milwaukee, hitting just .181 with one home run and seven RBI in 127 at-bats.