Joe Maddon announced that Jonny Gomes will have his shoulder examined during the team’s off day on Monday. Gomes has been playing most of this season with a strained rotator cuff, that has limited him to DH duties. The injury will likely require arthroscopic surgery and there is a good possibility that he may need to have the surgery sooner rather than later. If that is the case, Gomes’ season will be over and Kevin Witt, who was called up after the Russell Branyan trade last night, would fill in at DH the remainder of the season.
Rays trade Branyan for class A pitcher. [St. Pete Times]