It wasn't quite Aaron Roward-esque, but Jonny Gomes did have to get stitches on his knee after running into the outfield wall. The injury actually happened on Wednesday, but everyone was so wrapped up in Will Middlebrooks talk that manager John Farrell didn't mention Gomes' injury until yesterday.
According to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston, Gomes received three stitches after cutting his knee on the fence. There is little concern about his healthy going forward, and Farrell even joked about the incident.
“As tough as he is," Farrell said, “he mentioned, ‘Gomes 1, The Outfield Fence 0.' "
Gomes was acquired this past offseason by the Boston Red Sox. He was granted free agency from the Oakland Athletics shortly after the season ended, and the Red Sox scooped him up to help rebuild their outfield.
Gomes has proven himself to be a tough, gritty player in the past (the Diamondbacks would love him). This will be Gomes' fourth different team in the past four seasons. He is turning into a journeyman outfielder at this point in his career. Gomes is entering his 11th year in the league.
Last season with the A's, Gomes hit .262/.377/.491. It was a surprisingly good year for the 32-year old. In his career, Gomes is a .244/.334/.455 hitter.
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