Gomes traded to Nats, Alonso promoted

 About 10 minutes before tonight’s game, got word that Gomes was scratched and Heisey was in LF. Now we know why.

Reds press release:

Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announced the acquisition of minor league LHP Chris Manno and OF Bill Rhinehart from the Washington Nationals in exchange for OF Jonny Gomes and cash considerations.

            1B/OF Yonder Alonso (#23) was recalled from Class AAA Louisville to replace Gomes on the Reds’ roster. He will be in uniform for tonight’s game against the New York Mets at Great American Ball Park.

            Gomes, 30, this season for the Reds hit .211 with 11 HR and 31 RBI in 77 appearances and 59 starts.

            Alonso, 24, this season is an International League All-Star at Louisville and hit .296 with 24 doubles, 4 triples, 12 HR, 56 RBI and 6 stolen bases in 91 games. He made 21 appearances for the Bats at first base and 62 appearances in the outfield.

2 Comments

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Jonny, you will be missed I hope you do better than ever in D.C. If a good avg. is what Walt is looking at then he should have looked at Stubbs. If half the reds would play as hard as you did Jonny we would be 20 games over, but it is hard to win games when D.A.D. (dumb a** dusty) is making dumb calls.Good luck Jonny and I will be the first to wear a D.C. Jonny Gomes T-Shirt to a Reds Home.As a reds fan let me thank you Jonny for all you did for us. In Dusty we DO NOT trusty.

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