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Jonny Gomes | Outfielder

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/22/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Santa Rosa JC (CA)
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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

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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

Jonny Gomes hit his fifth career grand slam Saturday in the win over the Athletics.

It was some really smart hitting from Gomes; he saw Tommy Milone throw Mike Napoli a get-it-over curveball for strike one on his way to striking Napoli out with the bases loaded and thought he might get the same first pitch. He did, and he drove it just over the top of the Green Monster. It was Boston's league-high third grand slam of the year.
May 3 - 4:42 PM

Jonny Gomes is not in the lineup for the nightcap of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rays.

David Ross, who caught the first game, will also take a seat against right-hander Chris Archer. Grady Sizemore will make the start in left field while A.J. Pierzynski will catch Felix Doubront.

Jonny Gomes belted a three-run homer off Ubaldo Jimenez in Sunday’s victory over the Orioles.

The three-run blast got the Red Sox on the board in the sixth inning, keying what would be a dramatic come-from-behind victory. He finished the night 2-for-4 with a double as well, and is now hitting .225/.333/.425 on the season.
Apr 20 - 10:47 PM

Jonny Gomes went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Friday against the Yankees.

The home run, a game-tying solo shot against CC Sabathia, was his first of the year. This was also his first multi-hit game of the season. Gomes should still get at-bats against left-handers moving forward, though things are about to get pretty complicated in Boston's outfield.
Apr 11 - 10:28 PM

Johnny Gomes will bat leadoff and play left field Tuesday against the Rangers.

Gomes batted leadoff for the first time since 2007 last Thursday and he's doing it again Tuesday with left-hander Martin Perez on the hill for Texas. Grady Sizemore will start in center while Jackie Bradley, Jr. plays right.
Apr 8 - 1:48 PM

Jonny Gomes is batting leadoff in Boston's starting lineup Thursday against the Orioles.

It's his first time in the leadoff spot since August 2007, when he was a member of the Rays. Gomes, owner of a .244 career batting average and .335 career OBP, is doubtful to hit there often this year for the Red Sox.
Apr 3 - 2:48 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Stephen Vogt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Kyle Blanks
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Jesse Chavez