Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 11/21/12
The Boston Red Sox are closing in on a two-year deal with free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports. The Gomes has hit lefties very well,  hitting .299/.413/.561 with 11 HR's, 26 RBI's and a .418 wOBA last season. The 31-year old Gomes is a career .244/.334/.455 hitter with 136 HR's, 411 RBI's and a .342 wOBA in 3060 plate appearances. Against lefties, he's a career .284/.382/.512 hitter with 50 HR's, 154 RBI's and a .385 wOBA in 1100 plate appearances. Last offseason, Gomes signed a one-year deal with the Athlestics. Gomes hit .209 last season with 14 home runs in 372 plate appearances for the Reds and Nationals. Gomes could be used as a platoon player as he has a career .311 avg against left handed pitche Image taken by Ketih Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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