Jonny Gomes: Braves are 'Here to win, we're here to win it all'
FEB 25, 11:33a ET | Knox Bardeen
Rotowire: Feb 25 / 9:47a ET
News: Gomes is dealing with an undisclosed injury, but could play a week into spring training games and is expected to be ready for Opening Day, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Impact: Manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Gomes could be part of a "soft platoon" in left field in which he would play against lefties and some righties. The 34-year-old played 112 games between Boston and Oakland in 2014, and has a career .277/.376/.485 batting line against left-handed pitching.
Rotowire: Jan 22 / 5:31p ET
News: Gomes agreed to a one-year contract with the Braves on Thursday, Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Impact: The deal is said to also include a vesting option for 2016. Gomes finished last season with just a .657 OPS in 112 games between Boston and Oakland, but he's a career .277/.376/.485 hitter against left-handed pitching. The 34-year-old figures to at least take on a short-end platoon role in left field at the start of next season, if he doesn't claim the starting job outright.
StatsLLC: Jan 22 / 12:00a ET
News: The Atlanta Braves and outfielder Jonny Gomes agreed Thursday to a one-year contract with a vesting option.
Impact: 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.