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Jonny Gomes has unofficially been a member of the Boston Red Sox for over a week, and on Saturday the club officially announced signing the outfielder to a two-year contract.
It was initially reported that Boston had signed Gomes on Nov. 21 to a $10 million contract.
Gomes played for the Oakland Athletics last season and hit .262 with 18 home runs and 47 RBIs. He was a crucial cog in the team’s run to an AL West title and led the league with a .409 on-base-percentage on the road. The 32-year-old righty will provide some pop in the Red Sox’ lineup and will see a great deal of at-bats against left-handed pitching. He hit .299 and 11 home runs in 2012 against lefties.
The 10-year veteran has been to the postseason with the Reds in 2010 and with the A’s in 2012, and he hopes to make a return with the Red Sox in 2013.
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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...
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