Report: Gomes Signs Two-Year Deal With Red Sox

September 20, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Oakland Athletics designated hitter Jonny Gomes (31) in the dugout during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

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.

Topics: Boston Red Sox, Jonny Gomes, Oakland Athletics

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