What to expect: Gomes hit .299 with a .974 OPS against lefthanders last season in 164 at-bats. If the Sox platoon Gomes they can utilize that strength. The Red Sox were also high on Gomes as a clubhouse presence and a mentor to younger players. Gomes is getting $10 million over two seasons. He made $1 million last season with Oakland. If Gomes is going to be a platoon player, that’s an awful lot of money
Who he replaces: Gomes could replace Daniel Nava and get the bulk of at bats in left. Nava played in 88 games last season and batted .243 with a .352 on-base percentage.