• by CBSSports.com Staff | CBSSports.com

    Rays pitcher Brandon Gomes earns first save of season Tuesday

    Rays pitcher Brandon Gomes allowed one hit over a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against the Yankees en route to his first save of the season. Brad Boxberger had pitched on back-to-back days and three of the last four days prior to Tuesday's game, so he was likely unavailable. Boxberger has been pretty bad down the stretch, posting a 4.79 ERA over the second half, so it would not be surprising if the Rays opted for a closer-by-committee approach over the final weeks of the season, meaning Gomes could be called upon again.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Rays' Brandon Gomes drops to 1-2 with loss in relief

    Rays reliever Brandon Gomes suffered a loss in Friday's game to Baltimore, dropping to 1-2 on the season. Gomes allowed a single to start the ninth inning and left the game after retiring two batters. The runner came around to score the game-winning run.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Rays' Drew Smyly pitches 6 strong, Brandon Gomes gets win

    Rays pitcher Drew Smyly piched six innings in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Yankees in 13 innings. Smyly picked up a no-decision in his start. Smyly gave up two earned runs during his time in the game. Both were allowed on solo home runs. He struck out 10 batters and walked only one. Smyly now holds an ERA of 3.38 for the season. His next start is projected for May 5 against the Red Sox. Picking up the win for the Rays was Brandon Gomes, who entered the game in the bottom of the 12th inning with the game tied at 2-2. He gave up a hit and plunked a batter but got out of the inning without allowing a run.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    RHP Brandon Gomes gets call from Rays

    The Rays have promoted reliever Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham to replace Grant Balfour on the roster. Gomes pitched in 29 games for Tampa Bay in 2014.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rays reassign Everett Teaford, Brandon Gomes, six others

    The Rays reassigned pitchers Everett Teaford and Brandon Gomes to minor-league camp along with six other players, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Teaford and Gomes were in the mix for spots on the 25-man roster before being reassigned. The team also cut catcher Mayo Acosta, outfielders Corey Brown and Joey Butler and pitchers Jhan Marinez, Jim Miller and Jordan Norberto.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rays may use Brandon Gomes as multi-inning reliever

    Rays pitcher Brandon Gomes, who has primarly worked in short relief, could be used in a multi-inning role this season, MLB.com reports. "We want to get him lengthened out a little bit, not a ton," manager Kevin Cash said. "But we want to get him to where he's versatile enough to pitch in those two-, three-inning roles." Gomes has yet to allow a run in 6 1/3 innings this spring while racking up 11 strikeouts and walking none. "I'm not doing anything different than what I did the last month, month and a half of last season," Gomes said. "Probably a little bit easier to get consistent, and just understanding how best to use my three pitches when trying to get guys out." Gomes tossed 34 innings in 29 appearances last season, posting a 3.71 ERA and 24:11 K:BB ratio,

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rays outright Brandon Gomes to Triple-A

    The Rays have sent pitcher Brandon Gomes outright to Triple-A Durham. He delivered a 3.71 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 24:11 K:BB ratio in 34 innings in 2014.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Rays designate veteran RHP Brandon Gomes

    The Rays have designated right-hander Brandon Gomes for assignment. Gomes split last season between Tampa Bay and Triple-A Durham. He finished the year with a 2-2 mark and 3.71 ERA in 29 relief appearances.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Rays expand active roster on Monday

    The Rays have announced several roster moves on Monday. The team recalled pitchers Steve Geltz and Brandon Gomes and catcher Curt Casali from Triple-A Durham. Outfileder David DeJesus was also activated from the disabled list, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Brandon Gomes sent back to Triple-A

    The Rays sent pitcher Brandon Gomes back to Triple-A Durham Saturday just a few days after he was recalled. Gomes appeared in one game during his most recent stint with the team, tossing two scoreless innings to lower his season ERA to 4.50 in 24 innings.