The Boston Herald is reporting that the Boston Red Sox have signed free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes to a two-year deal, pending a physical.
Gomes played in 99 games for the Oakland A’s last season, where he hit .262 with 18 home runs and 47 RBI.
However, he was a big inspirational leader in the clubhouse, and provided some veteran guidance to a group of young players. He was a big reason why the A’s made their improbable run at the end of the season to make the playoffs.
Oakland did offer him a two-year contract extension, but the two sides were unable to work out a deal, prompting the A’s to acquire outfielder Chris Young from the Diamondbacks. That essentially meant the Gomes was the odd man out in a crowded outfield that consists of Young, Josh Reddick, Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp, and Seth Smith.
Gomes, a 10-year veteran, will play for his fifth team in his career next season.