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Yan Gomes | Catcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yan Gomes belted a two-run homer in Sunday's loss to the Twins.
Gomes' blast in the second inning got the scoring going for the Indians, but they were ultimately out-slugged 10-7. The Tribe's backstop is hitting just .222 in the early going but has a pair of longballs and four RBI. Apr 6 - 5:04 PM

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Yan Gomes launched his first home run of the 2014 campaign, helping to power the Indians to a 7-2 victory over the Twins on Friday.

Gomes finished the afternoon 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and an RBI. His solo shot off Mike Pelfrey in the sixth inning got the Indians on the board and paved the way for a big inning to take the lead. He's off to a fine start this season, slashing .300/.364/.600 through his first four contests.
Apr 4 - 8:52 PM

Indians signed C Yan Gomes to a six-year, $23 million contract extension.

The extension was reported Saturday and officially announced by the team Monday. It also includes a $9 million club option for 2020 and an $11 million club option for 2021. Gomes wasn't slated to reach arbitration until after the 2015 season, so the extension buys out at least one year of free agency and possibly three.
Mar 31 - 6:43 PM

The Indians and Yan Gomes have agreed to a six-year, $23 million contract extension, a source tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

The deal will also include two club options, Rosenthal reports. With Carlos Santana moving to third base, the starting catching job belongs solely to Gomes this season. The 26-year-old batted .294/.345/.481 in 293 at-bats with the club last year. The deal will buy out all of his pre-arbitration and arbitration years and one year of free agency.
Mar 29 - 7:55 PM

Yan Gomes went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the Indians' 6-4 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

Gomes drove in a run with a single in the first and another with a double in the fifth, as he put up his first multi-hit game since August 13. The catcher has cooled considerably from his early production, but he's still batting a cool .297/.343/.502 in 219 at-bats this year.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 11:06:00 PM

Yan Gomes went 2-for-3 with two runs scored against the Angels on Saturday.

Gomes provided two of the Indians' seven hits, scoring both of the team's runs on the night. The 26-year-old is the primary backup to Carlos Santana but the Indians have been finding a way to get his bat into the lineup on a regular basis lately. Gomes is hitting .310/.353/.536 with eight home runs in 168 at-bats this year.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 10:57:00 PM

Yan Gomes finished 3-for-4 with a run scored in the Indians' 2-0 win over the Marlins on Sunday.

Sao Paulo, Brazil is known more for producing martial artists than baseball players, but MLB, and not the UFC, is enjoying the city's most recent athletic export. Despite not being an everyday player, Gomes is hitting .310/.345/.529 this season. The 26-year-old catcher has seven homers and 26 RBI over 155 at-bats. Gomes has registered multi-hit games in each of his last six starts and needs to be owned in AL-only formats.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 05:14:00 PM

Yan Gomes went 2-for-3 with three RBI in the Indians' 7-4 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

Gomes worked a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning before delivering a two-run double to pad the Indians' lead in the eighth. The double was his ninth in 148 at-bats, and he's driven in 26 runs. Despite not being an everyday player, the 26-year-old catcher is batting .291/.325/.520 this season.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 10:51:00 PM

Playing for the first time in five days, Yan Gomes went 3-for-4 with an RBI against the Reds on Thursday.

With Lonnie Chisenhall gone, the Indians can use Mark Reynolds at third, Carlos Santana at DH and Gomes at catcher as often as they'd like. Still, Reynolds is a bad enough third baseman to give them pause. Gomes has certainly made his case for the at-bats with a .319 average, five homers and 13 RBI in 69 at-bats.
Thu, May 30, 2013 10:51:00 PM

Yan Gomes slugged two home runs -- including a 10th-inning walkoff -- in Monday's 10-8 defeat of the Mariners.

Gomes hit a solo shot in the bottom of the second inning and then played the hero by cranking a three-run blast in the bottom of the 10th with the Indians trailing by two. Gomes finished with four RBI and now has nine RBI in 17 games this season to go along with a cool .951 OPS. He should start seeing a bit more regular playing time.
Mon, May 20, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Indians recalled C/INF Yan Gomes from Triple-A Columbus.

He'll back up Carlos Santana with Lou Marson headed to the DL. Gomes batted .211 (4-for-19) with two homers in six games earlier this season.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 11:29:00 AM

Indians optioned INF/C Yan Gomes to Triple-A Columbus.

He was sent down to make room for Lou Marson's return from the disabled list. Gomes batted .211 (4-for-19) with two homers in six games with the Indians and should be back at some point this summer.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 11:15:00 AM

Indians recalled INF/C Yan Gomes from Triple-A Columbus.

Gomes will provide depth at first base and catcher while Jason Giambi (back) and Lou Marson (neck) nurse injuries.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 03:29:00 PM

Indians optioned INF/C Yan Gomes to Triple-A Columbus.

Gomes offers versatility, but there was no room for him on the Opening Day roster. However, he figures to spend some time in the big leagues at some point this season.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 05:03:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona is hopeful that Yan Gomes (hamstring) will be able to return to game action this weekend.

Gomes hasn't played since he tweaked his right hamstring last Friday while legging out a double. Barring any setbacks, he should have enough time to get ready for Opening Day, but he's likely on the outside looking in for a roster spot.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 01:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
1B1Nick Swisher
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Elliot Johnson
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Carlos Santana
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Michael Bourn
2Nyjer Morgan
RF1David Murphy
DH1Ryan Raburn
2Jason Giambi
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Masterson
2Corey Kluber
3Danny Salazar
4Zach McAllister
5Carlos Carrasco
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Cody Allen
3Bryan Shaw
4Marc Rzepczynski
5Josh Outman
6Blake Wood
7Scott Atchison
8C.C. Lee