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Jonny Gomes | Outfielder

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/22/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Santa Rosa JC (CA)
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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'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

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

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.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 08:46:00 AM

Rob Bradford of 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.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 11:16:00 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.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 03:39:00 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.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 10:59:00 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.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 11:02:00 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.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 10:11:00 PM

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2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Juan Uribe
2Chris Johnson
3Kelly Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eury Perez
RF1Nick Markakis
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3Alex Wood
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