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Yan Gomes | Catcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Tuesday.
It's just a day off for the 28-year-old catcher, who has a disappointing .223/.249/.346 slash line on the season. He's a pretty good bet to produce better numbers down the stretch. Roberto Perez is starting behind the plate Tuesday night against the Royals. Jul 28 - 4:01 PM

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Yan Gomes showed patience in drawing a bases loaded walk, bringing in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning, helping the Indians top the Reds on Sunday.

Gomes entered the game in the seventh inning as a pinch-hitter, lining out to center, then staying in as a defensive replacement. He singled in the 10th ahead of drawing his go-ahead walk in the 11th. Gomes is still waiting to get on a hot streak, as he's batting a meager .222/.241/.348 with four home runs and 14 RBI in in 166 plate appearances this year.
Jul 19 - 6:18 PM

Yan Gomes is absent from the Indians' lineup Sunday.

Gomes cranked a homer on Saturday but is getting a breather the next day. Roberto Perez is behind the dish.
Jul 19 - 10:04 AM

Yan Gomes is absent from the Indians' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Roberto Perez will be behind the plate with Gomes out.
Jul 5 - 10:51 AM

Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a routine day of rest. Roberto Perez is catching with Gomes out.
Jul 1 - 3:02 PM

Yan Gomes went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo home run as the Indians topped the Rays 7-1 on Monday.

Gomes doubled to lead off the second inning and later came around to score the Indians' second run in the second inning. He drilled a solo home run to left-center in the eighth off of reliever Kirby Yates to add some insurance. The catcher has battled injuries throughout the year, limiting him to a .211/.226/.330 batting line with three home runs and nine RBI in 115 plate appearances.
Jun 29 - 10:15 PM

Yan Gomes (neck) is back in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

Gomes had missed four out of the last five games due to a lingering neck injury, but he's ready to give it a try in this one. The catcher sports a disappointing .204/.214/.301 batting line this season.
Jun 24 - 9:43 AM

Yan Gomes (neck) is out of the Indians' lineup again Tuesday against the Tigers.

Gomes is dealing with a stiff neck and will miss his fourth start in the last five games. Roberto Perez will start behind the plate and catch Danny Salazar.
Jun 23 - 3:52 PM

Yan Gomes is out of the Indians' starting lineup again on Monday night against the Tigers.

Gomes, who's been bothered by a stiff neck, also sat out Sunday. Roberto Perez is starting at catcher and batting ninth against Tigers left-hander Kyle Ryan.
Jun 22 - 3:27 PM

Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

Gomes has battled a stiff neck recently, but it's unclear if that's why he's sitting out Sunday. Roberto Perez will catch Cody Anderson's major league debut.
Jun 21 - 10:58 AM

Yan Gomes is absent from the Indians' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a routine day off. Roberto Perez is catching while Gomes sits.
Jun 19 - 3:44 PM

Yan Gomes went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Thursday's win over the Mariners.

Gomes homered twice off Mariner pitching on Tuesday, but he found tougher sledding against the M's during Thursday's match-up. His 0-for-4 snapped a little six-game hitting streak. Gomes has been playing better of late than his overall slash of .225/.243/.338, but he still has work to do as he tries to pull his numbers back to respectability. Last season, he slashed .278/.313/.472 with 21 homers and 74 RBI.
Jun 11 - 3:09 PM

Yan Gomes homered twice but couldn't give the Indians a win against the Mariners on Tuesday.

Gomes had been showing signs of life at the plate in recent games, and it all came together Tuesday. The catcher hit a solo shot off Roenis Elias in the second inning before swatting another solo blast in the ninth. The homers were his first in 16 games this year and may be a sign of better things to come for the 27-year-old.
Jun 9 - 11:19 PM

Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Thursday.

Roberto Perez will start at catcher and bat ninth against the Royals. It's just a day off for Gomes, who's batting .149/.180/.170 in 12 games since rejoining the Tribe.
Jun 4 - 3:49 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Friday that Yan Gomes will catch on Saturday and Sunday.

It will be the first time this season that the backstop has caught consecutive games as he has been eased back into action in his return from the disabled list. The 27-year-old is struggling at the dish, hitting just .133/.156/.167 with one RBI and a 9/1 K/BB ratio in his first eight games.
May 30 - 10:02 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Mike Aviles
3B1Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Nick Swisher
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
6Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Austin Adams
5Zach McAllister
6Ryan Webb
7Josh Tomlin
8Nick Hagadone
9Jeff Manship
10Michael Roth