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Brandon Gomes | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brandon Gomes pitched a pair of hitless innings in relief Sunday against the Red Sox.
Gomes has struck out 12 in nine scoreless innings this spring, so he should have a bullpen spot nailed down. He had a 6.52 ERA in the majors last year, but he struck out 29 in 19 1/3 innings. Overall, he has a 4.38 ERA in 81 relief appearances as a major leaguer. Mar 23 - 5:47 PM

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Rays recalled RHP Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham.

Gomes holds a 5.68 ERA over 15 relief outings for the Rays this season, but he also boasts an 18/2 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings. He'll work in middle relief.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 01:57:00 PM

Rays optioned RHP Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham.

Gomes was just activated from the disabled list on Saturday and has a 5.68 ERA over 15 appearances this season. The 29-year-old should be back up when rosters expand in September.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 03:23:00 PM

Rays activated RHP Brandon Gomes from the 60-day disabled list.

Gomes has appeared in just 14 games this season due to injury and returns to a 5.40 ERA over 11 2/3 innings. The 29-year-old right-hander will provide bullpen depth.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 03:57:00 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Brandon Gomes (lat) is "close" to returning from the disabled list.

Gomes has been out with a lat strain since May 10, but is nearing the end of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham. Assuming he avoids setbacks, he should rejoin the Rays' bullpen in the next 1-2 weeks.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 09:55:00 AM

Rays transferred RHP Brandon Gomes from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Jesse Crain on the 40-man roster. Gomes has been sidelined since May 7, so it will not impact his timetable. The 29-year-old is currently on a rehab assignment.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 05:44:00 PM

Brandon Gomes (lat) will make another minor league rehab appearance on Friday night.

Gomes yielded three earned runs while recording only two outs in an outing Tuesday with the High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs. He'll try for better on Friday and should be back in the Rays' bullpen by the end of this month.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 09:34:00 AM

Brandon Gomes (lat) began a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Rays on Thursday.

The righty tossed a scoreless inning in what was his first game action in two months. Gomes should be ready for activation later this month but isn't a given to be added to the major league club.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 09:45:00 AM

Brandon Gomes (lat) threw a successful 28-pitch bullpen session on Thursday afternoon.

Gomes is hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment during the All-Star break. The right-hander has been out since May 8 because of a right lat strain.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 10:59:00 AM

Brandon Gomes (lat) hopes to begin another minor league rehab assignment during the All-Star break.

Gomes had believed he was close to returning to the Rays' bullpen before feeling something "grab" during his most recent rehab appearance. As it stands currently, he shouldn't be expected to return until the end of July at the earliest.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 07:22:00 PM

Brandon Gomes (lat) told the Tampa Bay Times that his recent physical setback was "nothing major."

Gomes felt some soreness in his once-strained right lat Thursday while warming up for his second rehab appearance with the High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs. But he won't have to restart his entire rehab program and should be ready to rejoin the Rays around mid-July.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Brandon Gomes has experienced a setback in his recovery from a right latissimus muscle strain.

Gomes was all set to rejoin the Rays on Monday, but that is obviously not going to happen now. The right-handed reliever has been on the shelf since May 10.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 04:53:00 PM

Brandon Gomes (lat) could rejoin the Rays on Monday.

Gomes will make his second minor league rehab appearance on Thursday night at High-A Charlotte and is scheduled to make a third rehab appearance Saturday with the Rays' affiliate in the Gulf Coast League. If both of those go well, he will be cleared for activation. Gomes has been out since early May with a right lat strain.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 09:10:00 AM

Brandon Gomes (lat) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Monday.

Gomes has been on the disabled list since early May with a right lat strain. The Rays will send him on a 7-10 day rehab assignment before he's cleared to return to the bullpen.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 11:57:00 AM

Brandon Gomes (lat) expects to begin a rehab assignment on June 24.

Gomes threw the first of three bullpen session on Sunday. Assuming the next two go well, he'll be cleared to begin a rehab assignment before likely returning in early July.
Sun, Jun 16, 2013 12:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Matt Moore
3Alex Cobb
4Chris Archer
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Jake Odorizzi
7Cesar Ramos
8Erik Bedard
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Grant Balfour
2Heath Bell
3Joel Peralta
4Jake McGee
5Brandon Gomes
6Josh Lueke
7Juan Carlos Oviedo
8Jeff Beliveau
9Brad Boxberger