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Athletics, Jonny Gomes agree

Updated: January 26, 2012, 6:19 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jonny Gomes takes pride in his versatility. He can play the corner outfield, and he's an experienced designated hitter.

That certainly will be helpful for Oakland manager Bob Melvin with a young roster.

The A's and Gomes finalized a $1 million, one-year contract Thursday after reaching a preliminary agreement last week. He will bring a veteran presence as well as key depth.

Gomes already has a nice fan base in the Bay Area. He grew up in nearby Petaluma, where ...

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