21 Nov 2012
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Update: Done deal, Gomes on board for 2 years at $10 million total.
MLBTraderumors is reporting that they Red Sox and Jonny Gomes are set to sign a two year deal.
Gomes, who is going to replace Cody Ross, doesn’t have overwhelming numbers. He has decent power, but lacks plate discipline and hits for a mediocre average. Ideally he’ll be used in a platoon as he has hit lefties at a .894 OPS vs. righties at a .732 OPS in his 10-year MLB career. I say he will replace Ross, but you never know they might end up signing Ross too.
This isn’t a major signing (assuming it comes to fruition) but Gomes can be a useful player for the Red Sox in 2013.