Gomes designated for assignment

Gomes designated for assignment

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays designated right-hander Brandon Gomes for assignment on Friday, clearing room on their 40-man roster after completing an 11-player, three-team deal.

Gomes split the 2014 season between Tampa Bay and Triple-A Durham, appearing in 29 Major League games over three stints with the Rays.

Gomes made six appearances of at least two innings, and five of those were scoreless. On April 26 against the White Sox, he tied his career high with three innings, retiring all eight batters on 29 pitches, including a ground-ball double play.

Gomes was acquired along with infielder Cole Figueroa, left-hander Cesar Ramos, and right-hander Adam Russell in the Dec. 17, 2010, trade that sent Jason Bartlett to the Padres.

The righty is 9-6 with a 4.17 ERA in 110 Major League games, all with Tampa Bay.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.