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Jonny Gomes | Outfielder

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/22/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Santa Rosa JC (CA)
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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. Dec 10 - 9:52 PM

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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.
Dec 9 - 5:30 PM

According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Rangers and Mariners are among the teams interested in Jonny Gomes.

The Cubs have also been linked to the free agent corner outfielder. Gomes batted just .234/.327/.330 in 321 total plate appearances this past season between the Red Sox and A's, but he's still very good against left-handed pitching and would make sense for any team's bench on a one- or two-year deal.
Dec 4 - 8:46 AM

Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports the Cubs have shown interest in free agent Jonny Gomes.

Bradford said the Cubs are one of five teams having "legitimate interest" in the soon-to-be 34-year-old. The Cubs have also been linked to Nick Swisher, an indication that they're heavily in the market for a veteran corner outfielder. Gomes hit .234/.327/.330 this past season and should be relatively cheap for an interested club.
Nov 18 - 11:16 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that there are six teams interested in free agent Jonny Gomes.

Cotillo says the Cubs are "believed to be among" those interested teams, though Gomes and his agent are still "early in the process." Gomes batted just .234/.327/.330 in 321 total plate appearances this past season between the Red Sox and A's, but the 33-year-old outfielder can still mash lefties and may be able to find a multi-year deal on the open market this winter.
Nov 13 - 3:39 PM

Jonny Gomes went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

Gomes managed two of the Athletics' five hits, and his single in the first inning plated the team's first run. Gomes is hitting .237/.333/.343 and will continue to be a part-time player for the A's.
Aug 26 - 10:59 PM

Jonny Gomes had a rough night at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Braves, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

The biggest strength that Gomes brings to the table is his ability to match left-handed pitching, but Mike Minor was able to keep him at by on Sunday. For the season, he sports a .232/.327/.342 slash line with six homers and 35 RBI in 228 at-bats.
Aug 17 - 11:02 PM

In his first game with the Athletics, Jonny Gomes put on a show for the faithful, going 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a run scored.

With Jon Lester, Sam Fuld and Gomes all starring on Saturday, Billy Beane was quite pleased. Fuld played yesterday, while both Lester and Gomes were making their Oakland debuts. Gomes batted just .234/.329/.354 in 78 games earlier this season for Boston. Beane is betting on better over the next three months, counting on Gomes as the short-end of a platoon.
Aug 2 - 10:11 PM

Athletics acquired OF Jonny Gomes and LHP Jon Lester from the Red Sox for OF Yoenis Cespedes.

Gomes -- who was batting just .234/.329/.354 in 78 games this season for Boston and can become a free agent this winter -- is somewhat of a throw-in to this big Lester-for-Cespedes blockbuster deal. But the 33-year-old corner outfielder can rake left-handers and gives a nice boost to the A's bench. Stephen Vogt benefits most from the Cespedes departure.
Jul 31 - 10:10 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Royals have "backed off" Jonny Gomes.

The concern is that Gomes is limited to left field or the designated hitter spot, while the Royals are looking for someone who can play right field. Josh Willingham is also not a fit with Kansas City for the same reason. Gomes is making $5 million and will be a free agent after the season.
Jul 30 - 11:15 AM

Jonny Gomes belted a pinch-hit two-run homer in the sixth inning on Friday, powering the Red Sox to a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the Royals.

With his dramatic batwork off the Red Sox bench, Gomes now ranks second in franchise history with six pinch-hit home runs, trailing only Ted Williams who had seven. With his strong clubhouse presence and ability to pummel left-handed pitching, Gomes could become a very attractive name on the trade market in the coming weeks.
Jul 19 - 12:53 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Royals have made Jonny Gomes a "potential target."

Kansas City is searching for a right-handed bat and Gomes, who will be a free agent this winter, should be one of the easier ones to get. He's batting just .234 with a .680 OPS in 67 total games this season for Boston, but the 33-year-old corner outfielder owns a career .266/.351/.461 slash line against left-handed pitching.
Jul 14 - 11:41 AM

Jonny Gomes went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 10-inning, 7-6 win over the Athletics.

The hits were Gomes' first since June 14, breaking an 0-for-10 slump. His biggest hit on the day was a bases-loaded single in the first inning, giving the Red Sox the early lead. The outfielder is hitting .238/.337/.369 on the season.
Jun 22 - 9:07 PM

Jonny Gomes was ejected from Sunday's game against the Rays during a bench clearing altercation in the seventh inning.

Gomes had just given the Red Sox a huge lift with a pinch-hit two-run homer to tie the game in the top half of the inning. The Rays struck back for five in the bottom half though, and many Red Sox including Gomes took exception to Yunel Escobar swiping third base up 8-3 in the seventh inning. He charged in from left field to have words with him which started the incident.
May 25 - 4:39 PM

Jonny Gomes went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Gomes brought the Red Sox back within three runs with his two-run blast off of J.A. Happ, his fourth of the year. The outfielder has been reliable for his club a year after helping them to a championship. Gomes is slashing .256/.343/.444 with 18 RBI.
May 20 - 11:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Eric Sogard
2Nick Punto
SS1Marcus Semien
2Andy Parrino
3Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Renato Nunez
3Alden Carrithers
LF1Stephen Vogt
2Sam Fuld
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2John Jaso
3Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Jesse Chavez
5Drew Pomeranz
6Chris Bassitt
7Sean Nolin
8Jarrod Parker
9A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5R.J. Alvarez
6Fernando Abad
7Evan Scribner
8Drew Pomeranz
9Eury de la Rosa
10Kendall Graveman
11Pat Venditte