What's going on with Gomes?
With less than two weeks before the Reds start Spring Training, outfielder Jonny Gomes seemed far from assured of being signed.
Since last week when it was learned the two sides were talking about a Minor League contract, there has been little movement.
“Nothing recently,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said on Friday night. “We may re-evaluate where we’re at with our roster and with the number of people we have going [to Spring Training].”
If the Reds do not end up signing Gomes, they will not try to pursue another outfielder as a Plan B.
“We’ll either do something with him or stay with what we have until we get to camp and see how it shakes out,” Jocketty said. “There’s no real deadline. We’re playing it by ear. I don’t think there’s pressure one way or the other to get it done.”
There is still a vacancy in left field that will need filling this spring. Chris Dickerson, Laynce Nix, Wladimir Balentien, Chris Heisey and Todd Frazier are among the candidates.