Jonny Gomes RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jonny Gomes retires, source says

    MLB Daily Dish "Veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes has decided to retire, according to a source with knowledge of his thinking. Gomes recently returned to the United States after a brief stint with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan. Gomes, 35, retires after 13 major-league seasons with the Rays (2003-08), Reds..." May 25

  • Jonny Gomes Not Ready To Retire But Wants To Be MLB Manager Someday

    NESN "Jonny Gomes has an idea for retirement. No, the energetic major league outfielder isn’t planning a transition into show business. And he doesn’t intend to trade his baseball glove for pom-poms despite being an entertaining vocal supporter. Instead, the 34-year-old believes a managerial career..." November 10

  • Royals leave Jonny Gomes off playoff roster

    Hardball Talk "It’s been a tough season for the mythology of Jonny Gomes‘ veteran clubhouse savior reputation. First he signed with the rebuilding Braves and performed poorly while Atlanta fell apart after a surprisingly decent start. Then he was traded to the Royals, for whom he played just 12 games and hit..." October 08

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    a few teams are showing interest in jonny gomes, the active pinch HR leader. he has .833 ops in 2nd half.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Gomes to #Royals.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Braves are also fielding some calls on A.J. Pierzynski and Jonny Gomes. Battled-tested, stretch drive acquisition types.

  • Braves' Gomes has strong words for pitchers using foreign substances

    Fox Sports South "No matter his reasoning, the Braves' Jonny Gomes isn't interested in why the Brewers' Will Smith uses a foreign substance on his arm, which led to his ejection Thursday at Turner Field. "At the end of the day it's a rule. We have to follow the rules," the Atlanta outfielder said before Friday's..." May 23

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Rangers, #mariners, #cubs are among teams that have checked in on free agent OF Jonny Gomes.

  • Red Sox send Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes to A's for Yoenis Cespedes

    WEEI Boston "According to multiple industry sources, the Red Sox have sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Athletics in exchange for power hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The Athletics are loading for bear in their rotation, believing that power pitching is what wins in the postseason. With Lester —..." August 01

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    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

    Can confirm Lester and Gomes to OAK for Cespedes. First reported by @alexspeier

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Royals have backed off Jonny Gomes because they want a bat that can play RF. He doesn't fit that description.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #royals, in the market for a RH bat, have Jonny Gomes on their list of potential trade targets. #redsox

  • Jonny Gomes calls out A-Rod

    Boston Herald "Jonny Gomes has a message for Alex Rodriguez: Don’t mess with the Major League Baseball Players Association. “He does steroids or whatever, it sucks. He does this or that, it sucks. He’s always in the news, it sucks,” the Red Sox left fielder told the Herald yesterday before the 75th annual..." January 25

  • Gomes Racks Up A Ton Of Cell Phone Minutes Trying To Convince Napoli To Stay In Boston

    NESN "Mike Napoli hardly needed any convincing when it came to staying in Boston. The slugger said repeatedly before signing a two-year deal with the Red Sox this offseason that he wanted to keep the strong bond intact. Jonny Gomes still wasn’t going to take any chances. “I don’t know how many..." December 22

  • Jonny Gomes a hit for kid fighting cancer

    Boston Herald "Mike Wein had just changed the channel briefly at the end of the fifth inning of Sunday’s World Series Game 4 between the Red Sox and Cardinals when his cellphone started blowing up with text messages. As part of Major League Baseball’s “Stand Up To Cancer” program, players from both teams were..." October 29

  • Gomes delivers for Sox in 4-2 win to even series with Cards

    WEEI Boston "According to popular opinion, neither of them should have been in the game. Clay Buchholz was too injured, too lost in the notion of his own fragility to be effective. The Sox, many believed, should shut him down and give the ball for the Game 4 start to someone else — perhaps Felix Doubront,..." October 28

  • Jonny Gomes likely to start over Daniel Nava again in Game 1

    Boston Herald "John Farrell will wait until at least tomorrow to finalize the Red Sox' lineup for Game 1 of the World Series. But it sure sounds like Daniel Nava won't be in it. Despite being the Red Sox' primary left fielder against right-handed pitchers during the season -- and finishing with an .831 OPS..." October 21

  • Jonny Gomes raring to go

    Boston Herald "By now having reached the playoffs four times with four teams in six years Jonny Gomes is commonly seen as a cross between a lucky charm and a consummate winner a talisman who helps lift franchises from last place to a division title in 162 games or less. But Gomes has a dirty little secret. Once..." October 01

  • Jonny Gomes contributes with Monster effort

    Boston Herald "Jonny Gomes arrived in the offseason with the reputation of being a “clubhouse guy” who would pick up his Red Sox teammates and keep things loose over the grind of a 162-game season. Last night provided Gomes the rare opportunity to pick up the Sox with his bat, and he came through. Gomes belted..." June 19

  • Chances upcoming for Jonny Gomes

    Boston Herald "When Jonny Gomes signed a two-year deal with the Red Sox, he was advertised as a hard-nosed player. A good chemistry guy not known for his glove, but adequate on defense. Someone who could get on base more than the average player, hit more than his share of home runs, and mash left-handed..." May 19

  • Jonny Gomes' sprint home fires up new teammates

    Boston Herald "If you didn’t understand the whole Jonny Gomes thing when the Red Sox gave him $10 million this winter, here’s hoping you watched the ninth inning yesterday. One second, Jacoby Ellsbury chops what looks like an RBI grounder to second base. The next, Gomes careens around third and doesn’t so..." April 02

  • Jonny Gomes Cuts Knee, Receives Stitches After Crashing Into Outfield Fence

    NESN "Will Middlebrooks‘ injury dominated the headlines following Wednesday’s game against the Orioles, but he wasn’t the only member of the Red Sox who came away from the spring training contest a little banged up. Jonny Gomes banged into the outfield fence and cut his knee, which required three..." March 01

  • Jonny Gomes brings his proven chemistry formula to Red Sox

    Boston Herald "Jonny Gomes may not be a superstar, but a funny thing happens to teams he plays for — they win. The Red Sox made Gomes their first offseason target because they recognized his unique ability to impact a clubhouse. His two-year, $10 million deal may not make complete sense when applying..." February 28

  • Jonny Gomes requires three stitches in knee after banging into outfield fence

    Hardball Talk "This was understandably lost in the concern regarding Will Middlebrooks‘ wrist, but Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston passes along word that Jonny Gomes required three stitches in his left knee after he banged into the left field fence during last night’s game against the Orioles. It appears Gomes..." February 28

  • Jonny Gomes adjusting to life with Boston Red Sox

    Tampa Tribune "Jonny Gomes a member of the Red Sox? Who'd of thunk it? Gomes, arguably the most popular player in Devil Rays/Rays history, will play Monday for a Boston split-squad team against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park. He'll play left field and bat cleanup. "Yeah, just for the Red Sox,"..." February 26

  • Gomes: Tampa attendance will always lag

    ESPN "Will baseball ever be able to make a go of it in Tampa-St. Pete, where despite a highly entertaining and competitive team, attendance has lagged dramatically? I put the question to Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes, who was drafted by the Rays in 2001 and played six seasons in the big leagues with..." February 19

  • Jonny Gomes glad to be alive

    Boston Herald "Jonny Gomes could spend the next two months obsessing about the number of at-bats he will get this season or worrying about how he might fit in as the Red Sox’ new left fielder. But he’d rather just enjoy being alive. After all, Gomes really should be dead. If it wasn’t the car crash in high..." February 14