The Rakuten Eagles announced today that they received and accepted a request to be released from Jonny Gomes. The Eagles filed paperwork to place Gomes on waivers.
The following comment from Gomes was also posted:
To all Eagles’ fans
I wanted to express how lucky I felt for the chance to play in front of the best fans. The energy and passion I felt from everyone at the ballpark gave me strength and provided a positive playing environment. Even though my season ended quickly, I am very grateful. I hope our paths will cross again in the future. Thank you very much.
Source: Rakuten announcement