Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 26, 2016

Eagles' Gomes returns to U.S. for family issues

First-year import Jonny Gomes has returned to the United States to attend to his family's needs, the Pacific League's Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles announced Tuesday. Gomes was deactivated on Friday and no timetable has been announced for his return. The 35-year-old was batting .169 with ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Feb 22, 2016

Eagles sign former major leaguer Gomes

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Monday announced the acquisition of free agent Jonny Gomes on a one-year deal worth ¥200 million. The 35-year-old outfielder, who batted 162 home runs in 13 major-league seasons, helped the Tampa Bay Rays win their first American League East ...