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Jonny Gomes | Outfielder | #31

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/22/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Santa Rosa JC (CA)
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 18 (0) / TB
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Jonny Gomes told WEEI's Rob Bradford that he is not retiring.
Bradford tweeted that he "just talked to Jonny Gomes," so this about as certain as you're going to get outside of Gomes himself calling a press conference. Earlier in the day, MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo had reported that the well-traveled veteran outfielder had decided to retire. Gomes played for the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan up until May 11, when he left "by mutual consent." He hit just .169/.280/.246 over 75 plate appearances in Nippon Professional Baseball. May 25 - 10:40 PM

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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Jonny Gomes has decided to retire from baseball.

Gomes left the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan on May 11 "by mutual consent" after batting just .169/.280/.246 with 22 strikeouts in 75 plate appearances. The 35-year-old outfielder finishes his playing career with 835 major league hits and 162 major league homers. He played for the Rays, Reds, Nationals, Athletics, Red Sox, Braves, and Royals during his 13-year career, earning World Series rings with Boston and Kansas City.
May 25 - 3:21 PM

Jonny Gomes has left the Rakuten Golden Eagles "by mutual consent," per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Gomes signed a one-year, $2 million contract with Rakuten in early February, but he was batting just .169/.280/.246 with 22 strikeouts over his first 75 plate appearances in Nippon Professional Baseball. The veteran outfielder told Rosenthal that he wants to sign with a major league team, but he's aware it will likely have to come on a non-guaranteed minor league contract. "Yeah, I want to play," he said. "I want to play when I'm 50 but I understand where I am and where the game is right now."
Source: FOX Sports
May 11 - 9:42 AM

Jonny Gomes has signed a one-year, $2 million contract with Japan's Rakuten Golden Eagles.

He can earn an additional $1 million through incentives. Gomes didn't generate much interest in the states after Kansas City declined his club option in November. The 35-year-old said he has no plans to retire and wouldn't rule out a return to MLB. He hit .213 across 225 at-bats for the Braves and Royals last season.
Feb 3 - 5:09 PM

Royals declined OF Jonny Gomes' $3 million club option for the 2016 season.

His rousing speech at the Royals' World Series parade apparently didn't woo the Kansas City front office. Gomes batted .167 in 34 plate appearances for the Royals after coming over from Atlanta in an August waiver-deadline trade. He'll become a free agent on Friday.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 03:43:00 PM

Jonny Gomes will not be on the Royals' roster for their ALDS matchup with the Astros.

Paulo Orlando and Terrance Gore offer much more speed and versatility than Gomes, and they'll both get the call ahead of him for this best-of-five. Gomes batted just .167/.235/.233 in 34 plate appearances with Kansas City after being acquired from the Braves at the August 31 waiver-trade deadline.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 11:52:00 AM

Jonny Gomes will bat fifth Thursday against the Tigers.

Gomes, who was acquired from the Braves earlier this week, will start in left field against southpaw Matt Boyd. The 34-year-old owns an .890 OPS against left-handed pitching this season and makes for an appealing play in daily formats.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 04:21:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 09:44:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 08:44:00 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.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 06:51:00 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.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 10:08:00 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.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 08:27:00 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.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 10:33:00 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.
Sun, May 3, 2015 04:23:00 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.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 03:49:00 PM

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