Now Commenting On:

Triple-A stint helps Gomes

Triple-A stint helps Gomes

Triple-A stint helps Gomes
TORONTO -- Right-handed reliever Brandon Gomes is glad to be back with the Rays, but he made good use of his time at Triple-A Durham.

"I went down and just kept working on stuff, and just tried to get outs," Gomes said before Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. "That's all I was really worried about, was getting back to where I was last year."

In retrospect, Gomes feels he benefited from being sent down late in Spring Training.

"[Getting sent down] probably [helped]," Gomes said. "My mechanics were screwed up in Spring Training. I feel so much better now than I did a few weeks ago. It was good.

"I went down and worked everything out that was going wrong in Spring Training. I needed the outings down there to work everything out."

He was 0-1 with a 15.19 ERA in 5 1/3 innings over six outings during the spring.

With the Bulls, Gomes made five appearances without allowing a run, as he gave up two hits and three walks while striking out eight.

Gomes was recalled on Monday to take the place of right-handed reliever Alex Cobb, who was sent to Durham. In 2011, Gomes made 40 appearances in two stints with the Rays and was 2-1 with a 2.92 ERA.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español