Ten days after learning that the Boston Red Sox had agreed to a two-year deal with Jonny Gomes, the team has finally made it official. The holdup was clearing up space on the 40-man roster which happened on Friday night.
Here's the full release from the Red Sox:
The Boston Red Sox today signed veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes to a two-year contract through the 2014 season. Gomes had a career-high .377 on-base percentage for Oakland in 2012, including a .404 mark after the All-Star break that ranked fifth in the American League. He hit .262 (73-for-279) with 18 home runs and 47 RBI in 99 games for the AL West champions.
Gomes, 32, led the Majors by batting .480 (12-for-25) with two outs and runners in scoring position, the best mark in the American League in 17 years. He hit .311 (19-for-61) with runners in scoring position and .306 with runners on base (38-for-124).
On the road, he led the league with a .409 on-base percentage, a .578 slugging percentage and a .987...