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Jonny Gomes | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/22/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Santa Rosa JC (CA)
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Royals acquired OF Jonny Gomes and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for SS Luis Valenzuela.
Gomes has batted just .221/.325/.364 on the season but entered play Monday with a .271/.375/.458 batting line in the second half. He should serve mainly as a pinch-hitting option versus left-handers down the stretch. Aug 31 - 9:44 PM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals have acquired Jonny Gomes from the Braves.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says the Braves will receive infield prospect Luis Valenzuela in return, with the Braves also sending the Royals some cash. Gomes was in the Braves' lineup Monday but was pulled following the fifth inning after the trade was apparently agreed upon. He's hitting only .221/.325/.364 on the season but entered play Monday with a .271/.375/.458 batting line in the second half. He'll offer the Royals a nice pinch-hitting option versus lefties.
Aug 31 - 8:44 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that "a few teams" are showing interest in Jonny Gomes.

Gomes could be a solid pinch-hitting option against lefties for a contending team down the stretch. He's hitting just .223/.327/.368 overall this season but has a .271/.375/.458 batting line since the All-Star break.
Aug 31 - 6:51 PM

Jonny Gomes went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a two-run home run to help the Braves beat the Rockies on Monday.

Gomes gave the Braves a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning with a two-run blast off of Jorge De La Rosa. He'd add an RBI single in the fifth to extend the Braves' lead to 4-2. It was Gomes' first start since August 15. The veteran has had his moments, but has largely been unimpressive, batting .214/.320/.348 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 219 plate appearances.
Aug 24 - 10:08 PM

Jonny Gomes swatted a solo home run on Sunday, accounting for all of the Braves offense in a losing effort against the Marlins.

His seventh-inning blast off Brad Hand pulled the Braves to within 3-1, but that wound up being as close as they would get. He finished the day 1-for-4 and is now hitting .211/.314/.337 with five homers and 16 RBI on the season.
Aug 9 - 8:27 PM

Jonny Gomes went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Phillies.

Gomes' second inning homer was the fourth he's hit this season. There's little fantasy value here, as he does not receive enough at-bats for relevance in even the deepest of leagues and he's currently hitting just .195/.292/.323.
Jul 3 - 10:33 PM

Jonny Gomes clubbed a solo home run in a 1-for-4 effort as the Braves beat the Reds on Sunday.

Gomes took Johnny Cueto yard in the third inning for a solo home run, his third of the season. The outfielder had recorded only four hits in his previous 23 at-bats dating back to April 18. Gomes is only hitting .227 but the rest of his triple-slash line (.327 OBP, .477 SLG) is decent. As he has been losing playing time to Kelly Johnson in left field, Gomes is not worth rostering in most formats.
May 3 - 4:23 PM

Jonny Gomes walked, doubled, and knocked in four runs in Sunday's win against the Blue Jays.

Gomes cleared the bases in the top of the first inning to stake the Braves to an early 3-0 lead. He added a sacrifice fly in the third inning. The 34-year-old veteran is slashing a productive .261/.333/.565 with two home runs and seven RBI. Gomes' fantasy appeal, however, is limited to NL-only formats.
Apr 19 - 3:49 PM

Jonny Gomes went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Mets on Sunday.

Gomes tied the game at three apiece in the bottom of the seventh, ripping a solo home run off of Bartolo Colon. At the time, it gave the then-undefeated Braves hope of running to 6-0. Gomes has a severe platoon split and has been reduced to facing mostly left-handed pitching in recent years, but he figures to get the lion's share of starts in left field for the Braves. Despite Sunday's effort, facing right-handers on a regular basis reduces Gomes' already limited fantasy appeal.
Apr 12 - 4:24 PM

Jonny Gomes went 2-for-4 and delivered a homer off the Pirates' Clayton Richard on Thursday.

Gomes was hitting .175/.227/.200 in 40 at-bats this spring. Ideally, he'd get all of his starts against left-handed pitching this season. However, it appears that he'll be something close to a fixture against righties, too, at least until Melvin Upton Jr. returns. Even if he's OK offensively, which is always possible, he'll give it right back with the glove.
Mar 26 - 4:30 PM

Braves signed OF Jonny Gomes to a one-year, $4 million contract.

The deal also contains a $3 million vesting option for 2016, which turns into a team option if it doesn't vest. Gomes traditionally has been on contending teams but apparently got the best offer from the rebuilding Braves. The 34-year-old batted just .234/.327/.330 with six homers last season, but he has a career .861 OPS versus lefties and is expected to platoon in left field with Zoilo Almonte.
Jan 22 - 10:19 PM

Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reports that the Braves have signed Jonny Gomes to a one-year contract with a vesting option for 2016.

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick says the deal is for $4 million. Gomes, 34, batted just .234/.327/.330 in 112 total games last season between the Red Sox and A's, but he's been lethal against lefties for most of his career. He's expected to be used in a platoon role in left field with Zoilo Almonte and is unlikely to carry much fantasy value on what should be a bad Braves team. The Cubs and Rangers had also been in on Gomes.
Jan 22 - 8:26 PM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are "still pursuing" free agent Jonny Gomes.

Bowman calls him a potential left-field platoon option with Zoilo Almonte. Gomes, 34, batted just .234/.327/.330 in 112 total games last season between the Red Sox and A's. But he's still pretty good against left-handed pitching and shouldn't carry a big price tag.
Jan 20 - 5:51 PM

The Cubs would like to sign free agent Jonny Gomes, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.com.

The Cubs make sense as a destination, as Gomes played under new manager Joe Maddon in Tampa. Gomes batted just .234/.327/.330 this past season, but he's a good clubhouse guy and would help a young Cubs roster as it develops.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 09:52:00 PM

Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have expressed interest in free agent Jonny Gomes.

Gomes batted just .234/.327/.330 with six home runs and 37 RBI in 321 plate appearances this past season between the Red Sox and Athletics, but he has a history of mashing left-handed pitching and could be valuable in a part-time role. He has also been linked to the Cubs, Rangers, and Mariners this offseason.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 05:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Omar Infante
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Terrance Gore
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Kris Medlen
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Jeremy Guthrie
9Scott Alexander
10Miguel Almonte
11Tim Collins
12Brian Flynn