Report: Braves, Jonny Gomes agree to one-year deal

Friday January 23rd, 2015

The Atlanta Braves and outfielder Jonny Gomes have agreed to a one-year deal, reports Yahoo's Tim Brown. The deal includes a vesting option.

The 34-year-old hit .234 with a .320 on-base percentage, six home runs and 35 RBI last season, splitting time with the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics. He was traded to Oakland along with Jon Lester at July's trade deadline.

Mark Bowman of reported on Tuesday that the Braves were pursuing Gomes as a potential left-field platoon mate with Zoilo Almonte.

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In 2013, Gomes hit .247 with 13 home runs and 52 RBI. In his career, he has also played for the Tampa Bay Rays, Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals.

The Braves finished 79-83 last season, tied for second in the NL East.

- Molly Geary

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