On a day when Yan Gomes was recalled from Triple A to fill the roster spot voided by injured pitcher Brandon Morrow. Gomes provides John Farrell and company with position versatility capable of effectively playing 4 positions at the major league level. In 14 games Gomes has spent time behind the dish, left field, 1st base and 4 games at the hot corner.
Gomes is a native of Brazil and holds the distinguished honour of being the first Brazilian player to ever suit up for a major league team.
Gomes was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil before moving to the United States with his family when he was 12 years of age.
Gomes was drafted in the 10th round by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2009 amateur baseball draft. Continue reading