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Yan Gomes | Catcher | #10

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Barry
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 10 (0) / TOR
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Yan Gomes made the Indians' ALDS roster.
This is remarkable, as Gomes has been beset by injury this season. An AC joint separation in his right shoulder sidelined him in mid-July. Then, during a rehab game on September 14, the 29-year-old backstop suffered a fractured hand after being hit by a pitch. That seemed to spell the end of any hopes of a comeback, but Gomes aced his rehab and returned to major league action on September 30. In addition to Gomes, catchers Chris Gimenez and Roberto Perez also made the Indians' ALDS roster. Oct 5 - 4:30 PM

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Yan Gomes cracked a two-run homer Sunday in the Indians' 3-2 defeat of the Royals on Sunday.

Gomes went deep off Royals starter Ian Kennedy in the top of the third inning to give the Indians a 2-1 lead. It was his first home run since June 25, and it probably secured him a spot on the Indians' postseason roster. He's battled serious shoulder and hand injuries throughout the summer.
Oct 2 - 6:03 PM

Yan Gomes entered Friday’s game against the Royals as a defensive replacement.

Gomes was activated from the disabled list on Friday after missing 16 days with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand. Most assumed he was done for the season at the time of the injury, so it’s amazing he has managed to make it back. Still, it’s unclear whether he’ll show enough this weekend to justify a spot on the ALDS roster.
Oct 1 - 12:24 AM

Indians activated C Yan Gomes from the 60-day disabled list.

Gomes is only available to play defense for now. It's unclear whether he'll be an option for the ALDS roster as he returns from a fracture in his right hand.
Sep 30 - 6:03 PM

Yan Gomes (hand) made throws to second base on Thursday.

Gomes was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand just last weekend. Indians manager Terry Francona said that there's a "one percent chance" the catcher could return this season, adding that if anyone can beat the odds it would probably be Gomes. Realistically, though, it's obviously the longest of long shots that we'll see him again in 2016.
Sep 22 - 5:35 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Yan Gomes will miss 6-to-8 weeks with the non-displaced fracture in his right hand.

That will surely end his season. The 29-year-old backstop finishes a miserable 2016 campaign hitting .165/.198/.313 with eight homers and 32 RBI in 262 plate appearances. The good news is that he should be recovered and fully healthy heading into spring training.
Sep 17 - 1:13 PM

Yan Gomes has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand.

He'll visit a specialist later Friday before the next step is determined, but it's hard to imagine it won't end his season. It's been a brutal 2016 for Gomes, who suffered the injury while on a rehab assignment following an AC joint separation in his right shoulder.
Sep 16 - 4:22 PM

Yan Gomes will undergo an MRI on his right hand.

Gomes was struck in that hand in the fifth inning of what was supposed to be his final minor league rehab game Wednesday with Double-A Akron. Indians manager Terry Francona had announced earlier in the day that Gomes would be activated off the disabled list Friday for the start of a three-game series at home against the Tigers. That definitely won't happen now. Gomes initially landed on the DL in mid-July with an AC joint separation in his right shoulder and could now need another week or more.
Sep 15 - 12:29 PM

Yan Gomes (shoulder) was hit in the right hand during Wednesday's rehab game for Double-A Akron.

Gomes was expected to be activated off the disabled list on Friday, but this might throw a wrench into that plan. The Indians will reevaluate the catcher on Thursday. He has been on the disabled list since the middle of July due to an AC joint separation of the right shoulder.
Sep 14 - 10:56 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said that Yan Gomes (shoulder) will be activated from the 60-day disabled list on Friday.

Gomes is DHing for Double-A Akron as part of a rehab assignment on Wednesday. Barring a setback, he will return to the majors and serve as catcher when Corey Kluber takes the mound this Friday. The 29-year-old backstop was struggling to the tune of a .165/.198/.313 triple-slash in 249 at-bats prior to being sidelined by an AC joint separation of the right shoulder in mid-July.
Sep 14 - 9:48 PM

Yan Gomes (shoulder) went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's rehab game with Double-A Akron.

Gomes will serve as the designated hitter for Akron on Wednesday. He is on the comeback trail from an AC joint separation of the right shoulder suffered on July 17. The former Silver Slugger winner at catcher could return to major league action later this week or early next depending on how he is feeling.
Sep 14 - 4:23 PM

Yan Gomes (shoulder) is scheduled to catch on Wednesday and Thursday as he continues his rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus.

Gomes served as designated hitter while starting out his rehab assignment at Double-A Akron. That the Indians feel comfortable shifting him to catcher while moving him up to Triple-A is a nice sign for his progress. Earlier this week, there was talk that he might initially DH with Columbus. Gomes is closing in on a major league return after suffering an AC joint separation in his right shoulder in mid-July.
Sep 7 - 4:40 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday that Yan Gomes (shoulder) might not be far away from catching on his minor league rehab assignment.

Gomes, who is making his way back from an AC joint separation in his right (throwing) shoulder, has made two starts out of the DH spot with Double-A Akron while going 2-for-6 with a double. He's scheduled to move up to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday, but will be eased into things as the DH before going back behind the plate. The 29-year-old was batting just .165/.198/.313 with eight homers and 32 RBI over 71 games prior to the injury, but he's hoping to make it back by mid-September.
Sep 5 - 5:11 PM

Yan Gomes (shoulder) will DH at Double-A Akron on Friday and then again on Sunday.

He should begin catching after that, assuming all goes well this weekend. Gomes has been on the disabled list since mid-July with an AC joint separation in his right (throwing) shoulder. He is eligible for activation September 16 and seems likely to return to the Indians on that exact date. Roberto Perez and Chris Gimenez have been sharing starts behind the plate in Cleveland.
Sep 1 - 10:30 AM

Yan Gomes (shoulder) is expected to begin a rehab assignment within the next week.

Gomes is on the mend from an AC joint separation in his shoulder suffered in mid-July. He has been playing catch and hitting in the cage. The 29-year-old backstop will be eligible to return from the 60-day disabled list on September 16 and all signs point to him being ready for activation around that date.
Aug 31 - 4:45 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Francisco Mejia
4Guillermo Quiroz
5Erik Kratz
1B1Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Michael Martinez
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
7Edwin Escobar
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Kyle Crockett
7Edwin Escobar
8Joseph Colon
9Cody Anderson
10Adam Plutko
11Shawn Armstrong
12Austin Adams
13Perci Garner