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Jonny Gomes requires three stitches in knee after banging into outfield fence

Feb 28, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

Jonny Gomes AP

This was understandably lost in the concern regarding Will Middlebrooks‘ wrist, but Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston passes along word that Jonny Gomes required three stitches in his left knee after he banged into the left field fence during last night’s game against the Orioles.

It appears Gomes suffered the injury when he made an unsuccessful attempt to rob Chris Davis of a two-run home run in the sixth inning. He’s considered day-to-day, so it shouldn’t keep him out of action for long.

Gomes, who homered off left-hander Zach Britton last night, is expected to serve as Boston’s primary left fielder this season. The 32-year-old landed a two-year, $10 million deal from the Red Sox over the winter after batting .262/.377/.491 with 18 home runs, 47 RBI and an .868 OPS over 333 plate appearances last year with the A’s.

  1. thebadguyswon - Feb 28, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    I can feel the grittiness from here.

    • unclemosesgreen - Feb 28, 2013 at 7:17 PM

      He’s doing whatever he can to reverse the “frictionless” bad karma of Stephen Drew, he who was cast to the four winds by Arizona, yet another victim of the Kendrick Grit Crusade.

      Extra “Hobson points” go to Gomes for crashing into a wall. We love that shit in Boston.

  2. tfbuckfutter - Feb 28, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    And in typical Red Sox free agent signing fashion, it will hinder him all season and then result in him missing all of the second year of his contract.

    The impact probably caused a tendon in his elbow or wrist to come unglued. Won’t show up until mid-April.

    • baseballbum - Feb 28, 2013 at 7:18 PM

      Yeah but let’s compare this to Carl Crawford, betcha we see Gomes back and better quicker. Enjoy it And get used to it LA!

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Feb 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

        Why? I don’t remember Crawford being an injury prone player until the Boston medical staff got ahold of him. I’ll propose Carl Crawford, your 2013 NL MVP, just to make Boston Fans cry. Or maybe AGon will edge him in a narrow decision.

      • tfbuckfutter - Feb 28, 2013 at 10:42 PM

        Crawford only played 109 games in 2008 and also missed 18 games in 2007.

        Per Wiki in 2007: “In the second half of the season, Crawford had a sore right wrist which had been bothering him for some time, and he did not hit a home run for a period of 42 days. ”

        Couple that with the last 2 seasons in which he alternated between being injured and being comfuckingpletely useless….and yeah, I’d say L.A. has a big expensive question mark…..

        At least Boston only had 2 years of questionable injury history….LA has FOUR….and at the price Boston paid after 2….

      • tfbuckfutter - Feb 28, 2013 at 10:47 PM

        Although I guess the last injury-prone Boston played that ended up in LA worked out pretty well for them…..

        How worth it was Nomar paying him for 162 games a year and having him show up for less than 100 per?

  3. baseballbum - Feb 28, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Why does Carl Crawford need to bust his butt? He already has his money. He will have the assorted “nagging” injuries for the rest of his career, just watch. Boston made a very smart move and got the anti Crawford in Gomes. Just watch, he’ll do more in half a season than Crawford did in 2 years.n He will actually care about winning and losing, unlike the guys they got rid of. Boston realized that high priced prima donnas are not worth the trouble. First care about winning games then worry about being paid – not the other way around.

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