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Jonny Gomes Signs One-Year Deal With Braves

(Jeff Roberson / AP)Former Red Sox World Series hero Jonny Gomes has signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Atlanta Braves (formerly, of course, the Boston Braves). The pact also includes a $3 million vesting option for 2016—but, since Gomes would never wear a vest, this seems moot. The 34-year old free-spirit can still hit lefties, so he's likely to see a lot of platoon...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Sign Known Clubhouse Leader Jonny Gomes

Jonny Gomes. Photo Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images. Thursday night left fielder Jonny Gomes and the Atlanta Braves agreed on a one-year deal worth $4 million that includes a $3 million vesting option for the 2016 season. The 34-year-old veteran may not be a future Hall of Famer with a .244 career batting average over his 12-year career, but that isn’t why he’ll be an asset...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Jonny Gomes, Braves Agree To One-Year Contract Reportedly Worth $4M

Jonny Gomes is headed to Atlanta. The Braves confirmed Thursday that they signed the former Boston Red Sox outfielder to a one-year contract with a vesting option for 2016.’s Jerry Crasnick reported that the deal is worth $4 million. The Red Sox signed Gomes prior to the 2013 season, and although he wasn’t one of the top performers, his timely...
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Reports: Braves sign veteran OF Jonny Gomes to 1-year deal

The Atlanta Braves added Jonny Gomes's name to a long list of offseason veteran signings, bringing in the journeyman outfielder on a one-year deal, according to multiple media reports. Gomes will be expected to compete for the team's left field spot, left vacant with the trade of Justin Upton, possibly in a platoon situation. The contract will have a vesting option, according to...
Via Fox Sports South
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MLB News: Braves to sign Jonny Gomes

The Atlanta Braves have a one-year deal with free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. Gomes has a one-year deal with Braves with a vesting option, according to source. — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) January 23, 2015 Gomes, 34, spent last season with the Boston Red Sox and Oakland A’s, hitting for a collective .234 AVG, with six homers and and...

Report: Ex-Red Sox Jonny Gomes Drawing Free-Agent Interest From Braves

This embed is invalid" /> The Atlanta Braves’ outfield reconstruction continues. The Braves are pursuing free-agent outfielder Jonny Gomes, according to’s Mark Bowman. Atlanta reportedly is considering Gomes as a potential platoon option with Zoilo Almonte in left field. The Braves traded outfielders Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Evan...
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Braves still pursuing Jonny Gomes

Atlanta Braves are reportedly still in pursuit of free-agent outfielder Jonny Gomes, who could fill the void left by catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis, who was traded to the Houston Astros in exchange for three prospects, according to Mark Bowman of The #Braves are still pursuing Jonny Gomes. He’s a potential option to platoon with Almonte in LF. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-Red Sox Jonny Gomes Draws Interest From Rangers, Mariners

This embed is invalid" /> Jonny Gomes could soon find a new home. The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners have checked in on Gomes, according to’s Jerry Crasnick. The Chicago Cubs, who have been linked to Gomes in the past, also reportedly inquired about the free-agent outfielder. Gomes’ market has been taking shape for a few weeks. WEEI...
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jonny Gomes Drawing Interest From Six Teams In Free Agency

Jonny Gomes’ market is starting to develop. Six teams are interested in Gomes, a source told’s Chris Cotillo. The Chicago Cubs reportedly are believed to be among the teams, though the free-agent outfielder still is “early in the process” of choosing his next squad. Gomes was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics along with pitcher Jon Lester...
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes Gives Flag Blazers To Teammates

That wacky Jonny Gomes! You just never know what he'll do next. Tattoos in places most humans would never consider putting them, beard growth and shaving on a whim. And now, Gomes is giving all of his teammates an (how shall we say?) interesting Stars and Stripes-themed sport jacket. According to The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham, Gomes finagled a deal with the coat-maker, Loudmouth...
Via FenwayNation
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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