Nats acquire Jonny Gomes from Reds in trade

Shortly before tonight’s game against the Florida Marlins, the Nationals acquired outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash considerations from Cinncinnati Reds. In exchange, the Reds received Nationals Minor Leaguers outfielder Bill Rhinehart and LHP Chris Manno.

Gomes has previously played for Tampa Bay and Cinncinnati over the course of nine seasons in MLB. He has a career on-base percentage of .330 due to more than 250 walks. In his career, he has hit 109 doubles and 115 home runs and has 352 RBI. He has historically fared well against left-handed pitching, hitting .281 with 41 doubles and an .886 OPS against southpaws.

Manno was with Single-A Hagerstown and Rhinehart was at Double-A Harrisburg at the time of the trade. Manno earned 12 saves over 34 appearances this year. Rhinehart was batting .283 with 59 RBI over 89 games with Harrisburg.

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