Report: A's near deal with Jonny Gomes

Updated: January 19, 2012, 10:41 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics and Jonny Gomes were working Thursday to finalize a deal that would provide the team with outfield depth, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press.

The person confirmed the pending contract on condition of anonymity because the club had yet to formally announce the acquisition of Gomes, who grew up in nearby Petaluma and is still loved in wine country.

The 31-year-old Gomes batted .209 with 14 home runs and 43 ...

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