Gomes, Reds No Closer To A Deal

Jonny Gomes is no closer to returning to the Reds despite some discussions in recent weeks, reports MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.  

"Nothing recently," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said on Friday night. "We may re-evaluate where we're at with our roster and with the number of people we have going [to Spring Training]."

Even if the team doesn't bring back Gomes, whose 20 homers were the third most on the club in 2009 despite just 314 plate appearances, Jocketty doesn't expect to sign another outfielder as a backup plan.

"We'll either do something with him or stay with what we have until we get to camp and see how it shakes out.

"There's no real deadline. We're playing it by ear. I don't think there's pressure one way or the other to get it done."

The Cubs, Mariners, and Royals all considered Gomes at one point, however they all ended up going in different directions for their outfield needs. MLBTR readers discussed his situation a few weeks ago.