Thursday, February 4, 2016

Former Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes Will Play In Japan

The Game Four HR (AP Photo)
The inimitable Jonny Gomes has signed a one-year, $2 million deal to play in Japan with the Rakuten Golden Eagles. Reportedly, another $1 million in incentives could be added to the contract. Back in November, the Kansas City Royals turned down their option on Gomes—despite the player bringing his voodoo-like good luck to the World Series Champions. Typically, the 35-year old Gomes says he would eventually like to return to MLB after his stint in Japan. During his two seasons wearing Carmine Hose, Gomes hit .242, with 19 HRs and 84 RBIs. Red Sox fans will never forget his three-run, sixth-inning HR in Game Four of the 2013 World Series (after the famous Davis Ortiz "dugout huddle"). No doubt, with Gomes on board, the Golden Eagles will soar to the top of the Nippon Professional Baseball League.