ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves and outfielder Jonny Gomes agreed Thursday to a one-year contract with a vesting option.
Gomes, who played for Boston and Oakland in 2014, could be part of a left field platoon in a new-look outfield. He could share time with former Yankees prospect Zoilo Almonte, a switch-hitter who signed as a free agent.
Gomes, 34, hit only .234 with a career-low six homers for Boston and Oakland last year. He hit .276 with four homers against left-handers.
The Braves have almost completely recast their outfield by trading Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Evan Gattis in the offseason. The team signed former Baltimore right fielder Nick Markakis to a four-year deal.
B.J. Upton, who has been a major disappointment in centerfield, is the only returning starting outfielder.
Financial terms of Gomes' deal were not immediately available. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the deal is worth $4 million.
Gomes, who began his career with Tampa Bay, also played with Cincinnati and Washington before he was signed by Oakland as a free agent in 2012.
Gomes is a career .244 hitter with 144 homers. He had back-to-back 20-homer seasons with Tampa Bay in 2005-06 and hit 18 homers with a career-high 86 RBIs with the Reds in 2010. He hit .247 with 13 homers for the Red Sox in 2013.