Cincinnati Reds Cut Jonny Gomes After a Quiet Hot Stove

Posted: 13th December 2009 by Rusty Pate in MLB
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The Cincinnati Reds non-tendered outfielder Jonny Gomes on Saturday, according to the Gomes posted impressive power numbers in 2009, batting .267 with 20 home runs and 51 RBI in just 281 at bats. The problem was his feast-or-famine numbers against right-hand pitching. He hit 15 home runs in 180 at bats, but managed only 29 non-homer hits on his way to a .244 average against righties. The move capped a fairly uneventful MLB Winter Meetings for the Reds. The team expressed interest in infield utility man Craig Counsell, but it looks like he may stay in Milwaukee. Gomes was just one of several surprise names on the non-tendered list across the league along with former Pirates closer Matt Capps, former A's outfielder Jack Cust and former Rockies infielder Garrett Adkins. Gomes may sti ...

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