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Red Sox sign Gomes to two-year deal

11:11 AM, Dec 1, 2012   |    comments
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Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The Boston Red Sox have signed outfielder Jonny Gomes to a two-year contract.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but the Boston Globe had previously reported the deal to be worth $10 million.

Gomes helped Oakland to an AL West title last season, batting .262 in 99 games with 18 homers and 47 runs batted in. He had a career-high .377 on-base percentage, including a .404 mark after the All-Star break, and led the majors with a .480 batting average with two outs and runners in scoring position.

The 32-year-old native of California is familiar with the AL East, having played for Tampa Bay from 2003-08. He has also spent time with Cincinnati (2009-11) and Washington (2011) in a 10-year big league career.

Gomes is a career .244 hitter with 136 homers and 411 RBI in 880 games.

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