Outfielder Jonny Gomes has decided to retire after 13 seasons in the Major Leagues, according to SB Nation.
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jonny Gomes will be the new hitting coach for the team’s rookie-level affiliate in the Arizona League.
The 37-year-old Gomes played 13 seasons in the Majors. Gomes ended his stint with Japan’s Rakuten Golden Eagles by “mutual consent” in 2016 with the hopes of returning to Major League Baseball. He last played in the big-leagues with the Kansas City Royals’ World Series championship-winning team in 2015.
Gomes was a career .242 hitter in MLB, with 162 home runs and 526 RBIs. In three seasons for the Reds between 2009 and 2011, Gomes hit .254 with 49 homers and 168 RBIs. The Reds traded him in July of 2011 to the Washington Nationals for Chris Manno and Bill Rhinehart.