Jonny Gomes wants to be an MLB manager when he retires
NOV 9, 5:33p ET | NESN.com
Rotowire: Nov 5 / 12:49p ET
News: Gomes' club option for 2016 was declined by the Royals Thursday, making him a free agent.
Impact: Gomes played sparingly with the Royals and Braves this season, recording a .213/.313/.347 slash line and seven home runs in 225 at-bats. While the 34-year-old might live in infamy due to a "mic drop" during the Royals' World Series parade, he's unlikely to gain any fantasy relevance with his career seemingly winding to a conclusion. Gomes will likely provide organizational depth for an outfield-needy team in the offseason, but he shouldn't be counted on for fantasy purposes.
StatsLLC: Oct 8 / 12:00a ET
News: The Kansas City Royals are going with a speedy roster for their AL Division Series against Houston, including pinch runner Terrance Gore at the expense of Gomes.
Impact: The Royals acquired Gomes from the Atlanta Braves late in the season. But while Gomes excels against left-handed pitchers, and the Astros are starting lefty Scott Kazmir on Friday, Kansas City manager Ned Yost elected to go with a more versatile lineup.
Rotowire: Oct 1 / 3:11p ET
News: Gomes was a late addition to Thursday's lineup against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Gomes will replace Alex Rios in right field due to Rios' sore back. However, it's unlikely his presence in the lineup will be consistent moving forward. He will bat eighth in Rios' place.