kevinc1129 Posted January 20, 2009 Report Share Posted January 20, 2009 The Cincinnati Reds and outfielder Jonny Gomes agreed to a minor league contract Monday with an invitation to spring training.Gomes played the first four months of last season with AL champion Tampa Bay before being optioned to Triple-A Durham. He was recalled on Sept. 13 and finished the year batting .182 with eight homers and 21 RBIs.The 28-year-old Gomes, who started 45 games for the Rays last season, is a .235 career hitter with 66 homers and 184 RBIs. He ranks fifth on Tampa Bay’s career home run list, first among right-handed hitters.Gomes was selected by Tampa Bay in the 18th round of the June 2001 draft. He hit 21 homers as a rookie in 2005, then 20 the following season and 17 in 2007.http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AkFW...p&type=lgnsThis could be a pretty decent value signing if he works out. The guy has some pop and would be a good platoon in LF with Dickerson, also freeing up Hairston to split time with Kepp at SS. If he doesn't work out, they really haven't lost anything. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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