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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 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

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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

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.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 10:10:00 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.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 11:15:00 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.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 12:53:00 AM

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