Jonny Gomes adds Samurai to resume

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Eric D. Schabell
Contributing Writer

An update on the career of the 2013 Red Sox World Series champion left fielder, Jonny Gomes.

After leaving the Red Sox mid-2014 for a post season run with the Athletics, he surfaced in 2015 first with the Braves and finished out the year in another World Series champion in the Royals.

He made the postseason in each of the past four years and has two World Series Rings to show for it. As David Hill put it, Gomes did not get an at bat for the KC Royals during this past postseason but was the person that Christian Colon gave credit to for keeping him ready when called upon in the 12th inning of game five.

What is left for Gomes to do now at the age of 35?

With Spring Training approaching and no offers pending from an MLB team, Gomes has decided to opt for the route of the Samurai, taking a one year, $2 Million offer from the Japanese baseball team called the Ratuken Golden Eagles.

The Ratuken Golden Eagles are are worth a little over $3.4 million dollars and have put in a mutual option for the 2018 season giving Gomes the chance to enjoy his Japan experience for a few years.

My personal favorite memory of Jonny Gomes will forever be the helmet punt.

What's your favorite Gomes moment as a member of the Red Sox?

Post a comment or via twitter @erics_redsox with your thoughts.

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