|Jan. 22 8:19 PM PT9:19 PM MT10:19 PM CT11:19 PM ET23:19 ET4:19 GMT12:19 9:19 PM MST11:19 PM EST11:49 PM VEN8:19 UAE10:19 PM CT-The Atlanta Braves and outfielder Jonny Gomes agreed Thursday to a one-year contract with a vesting option.
Analysis: Gomes, who played for Boston and Oakland in 2014, could be part of a left field platoon in a new-look outfield. He could share time with former Yankees prospect Zoilo Almonte, a switch-hitter who signed as a free agent. Gomes, 34, hit only .234 with a career-low six homers for Boston and Oakland last year. He hit .276 with four homers against left-handers.
|Aug. 3 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-Making his A's debut, Gomes went 2 for 4 with two RBIs in Saturday's 8-3 win over Kansas City.
Analysis: It was a big day for Gomes, but it remains to be seen how much he'll play with his new team.
|July 31 8:10 AM PT9:10 AM MT10:10 AM CT11:10 AM ET11:10 ET15:10 GMT23:10 8:10 AM MST10:10 AM EST10:40 AM VEN19:10 UAE10:10 AM CT-A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline.
Analysis: Gomes, a fan favorite who grew up in nearby Petaluma, provides Oakland with a veteran in the clubhouse who proved invaluable during the A's run to the AL West title in 2012. The A's reached the playoffs for the first time in six years.
|May 4 12:08 PM PT1:08 PM MT2:08 PM CT3:08 PM ET15:08 ET19:08 GMT3:08 12:08 PM MST2:08 PM EST2:38 PM VEN23:08 UAE2:08 PM CT-Gomes hit his fifth career grand slam Saturday.
Analysis: Gomes last homered April 20 and is fairly average with a .764 OPS.
|Apr. 21 8:58 AM PT9:58 AM MT10:58 AM CT11:58 AM ET11:58 ET15:58 GMT23:58 8:58 AM MST10:58 AM EST11:28 AM VEN19:58 UAE10:58 AM CT-Gomes hit a three-run homer and a double in a 6-5 win against Baltimore on Sunday night.
Analysis: Gomes was batting .194 (7 for 36) with 16 strikeouts in his first 12 games this season. It remains to be seen if this is the performance the Boston outfielder needed to break out of his slow start.