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Brandon Gomes | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Gomes earned his first career save, holding the Yankees scoreless in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 6-3 victory.
Gomes got two quick outs, then saw the Yankees' next two hitters reach base on a single and a James Loney fielding error. But the right-hander bounced back to get Brett Gardner on a fly out to end the game. Regular closer Brad Boxberger had pitched in back-to-back games and blew Monday's save in ugly fashion, but will continue to handle save opportunities the rest of the way. Sep 15 - 10:38 PM

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Rays purchased the contract of RHP Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham.

Grant Balfour, owed $7 million, was removed from the 40-man roster on Saturday night after getting rocked by the Yankees. Gomes will take that spot and pitch in a middle relief role. The 30-year-old right-hander showed good promise this spring in the Grapefruit League.
Apr 18 - 11:09 PM

Rays reassigned RHPs Brandon Gomes, Jhan Marinez, and RHP Jim Miller, LHPs Everett Teaford and Jordan Norberto, OFs Corey Brown and Joey Butler, and C Mayo Acosta to minor league camp.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said the toughest choice was with Gomes. The 30-year-old allowed just one run over 9 2/3 innings of work this spring while striking out 15 batters and walking none.
Mar 30 - 5:28 PM

Rays sent RHP Brandon Gomes outright to Triple-A Durham.

He had been designated for assignment but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. Gomes will be in spring training as a non-roster invitee.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 07:17:00 PM

Rays designated RHP Brandon Gomes for assignment.

The Rays needed some space on the 40-man roster following the three-team deal with the Padres and Nationals. Gomes, 30, holds a 4.17 ERA with 100 strikeouts over 108 career relief innings. He could draw some interest on waivers.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:58:00 PM

Rays recalled RHP Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham.

Gomes has posted a weak 4.50 ERA in 21 appearances this season out of the Rays' bullpen. He'll pitch in low-leverage situations down the stretch for Tampa Bay.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 10:34:00 AM

Rays optioned RHP Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham.

Gomes has been back-and-forth between the majors and minors this season, posting a 4.50 ERA across 21 appearances with the big club. He'll return in September if he isn't needed before then.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 09:11:00 AM

Rays recalled RHP Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham.

Gomes has posted a 4.91 ERA in 22 innings this season for Tampa Bay. He will serve as a middle reliever.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 04:44:00 PM

Rays optioned RHP Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham.

They've elected to keep outfielder Kevin Kiermaier for the time being instead. Gomes has posted a 4.91 ERA over 20 appearances this season.
Mon, May 19, 2014 07:07:00 PM

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.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 05:47:00 PM

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

Depth Charts

C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3J.P. Arencibia
4Luke Maile
1B1James Loney
2Richie Shaffer
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Daniel Nava
3Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Burch Smith
8Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Alex Colome
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Matt Andriese
9Enny Romero
10C.J. Riefenhauser
11Kirby Yates
12Nate Karns