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Yan Gomes | Catcher | #7

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Barry
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 10 (0) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Yan Gomes went 4-for-5 with a homer and three runs batted in during an 11-2 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Gomes also scored three times. The homer was a three-run shot off of Danny Duffy, and it was the fifth blast of the season for the backstop. After struggling for most of April, Gomes now has registered a line of .266/.343/.479 on the 2018 season. That's solid for most anywhere, but it's especially nice to see from a catcher. He's not giving up the starting job to Francisco Mejia anytime soon. May 13 - 4:52 PM

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Yan Gomes hit a walk-off two-run homer on Sunday to beat the Royals 3-1.

It's the second homer of the year for Gomes, and it came with one on and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Cleveland the victory. It's been a rough start to the season for the 30-year-old backstop, as even with the hit he's still hitting just .143 on the 2018 campaign. He does offer some pop, however, and you can do worse in AL-only or two-catcher leagues.
Apr 8 - 4:10 PM

Yan Gomes had another rough day at the plate, going 0-for-3 in Friday's win over the Royals.

Gomes did hit the ball hard on a deep fly out to left field in his final at-bat, if we're counting moral victories. He's hitting a putrid .118/.250/.294 with one homer and three RBI in the early going. With top prospect Francisco Mejia knocking on the door to the big leagues, Gomes could be out of a job in a few weeks if his bat doesn't start to warm up.
Apr 6 - 7:16 PM

Yan Gomes went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

The Mariners kept the Indians scoreless through the first six innings before the road team finally broke through for a run in the seventh inning. It scored on a little dunk single by Gomes, who flared the ball into the infield just beyond the outstretched reach of a retreating Dee Gordon (who took a creative route to the ball, to put it charitably). The veteran backstop offers a decent bit of pop -- four seasons of double-digit home runs -- and figures to work in a timeshare with Roberto Perez for the freshly birthed season.
Mar 30 - 1:03 AM

Yan Gomes went 2-for-4 with five RBI, including a grand slam, as a split-squad Indians team took it to the Mariners 16-3 on Sunday.

In his return from minor arm soreness, Gomes knocked an RBI double in the first inning before coming up with the sacks jacked in the third. He unclogged them with the slam, his third homer of the Cactus League calendar. The backstop has had some health issues in recent years but should be the bigger half of a timeshare with Roberto Perez behind the plate if healthy.
Mar 19 - 12:44 AM

Yan Gomes (arm) is scheduled to catch in Sunday's Cactus League game.

Gomes had been sidelined with what was being termed "minor" arm soreness, but clearly it wasn't overly concerning. He's even ahead of schedule, with the previous timetable for his return set at Monday. The 30-year-old is part of a tandem, with Roberto Perez, that should man the post-dish area for the Tribe this year.
Mar 17 - 4:49 PM

Yan Gomes is currently sidelined with what is being described as "minor" arm soreness.

Gomes will reportedly not catch again until Monday, and will not join the team in their trip to Las Vegas. He'll get some at-bats in the minor league backfields as a DH, so it sounds like Cleveland is just playing it safe with the 30-year-old backstop. He should get the bulk of the starts to begin the year, but you have to be cognizant of Francisco Mejia getting reps behind the plate, too.
Mar 16 - 1:50 PM

Yan Gomes went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI during an 11-4 rout of the Mariners on Saturday.

He smacked a solo shot off Ryan Garton in the eighth inning, then clocked a three-run bomb off Ariel Miranda in the ninth frame to put the game out of reach. The huge day gives a nice boost to Gomes' paltry .230/.305/.391 slash line. He has 13 home runs and 54 RBI in 102 games as the Indians' primary catcher this season.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 09:04:00 PM

Yan Gomes smacked a three-run home run Tuesday in Chicago versus the White Sox.

Gomes put some distance between the Tribe and the Pale Hose with a blast off of Chris Beck in the top of the ninth inning, extending the Indians' lead to five. The veteran catcher has perked up offensively lately, hitting three dingers while batting .286 over his last seven contests.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 12:03:00 AM

Yan Gomes went 3-for-3 with a homer, four RBI, a walk and a HBP as the Indians topped the Twins 9-3 in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.

It's the first time in his career he's reached base safely five times in a game. He hadn't even reached four times in a game since Aug. 13, 2015 against the Yankees. Gomes had a great month of May this year, but he's otherwise been really quiet offensively. Even after today, he's hitting just .226 with eight homers and 37 RBI in 257 at-bats.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 05:38:00 PM

Yan Gomes crushed a walk-off, three-run homer to beat the Rockies on Tuesday.

The Indians trailed 1-0 entering the bottom of the ninth inning. Austin Jackson drove in a run to tie it, bringing Gomes to the plate to face closer Greg Holland with two outs and two runners on base. Gomes homered to center field to set off the fireworks. He also singled in the ballgame.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 10:24:00 PM

Yan Gomes hit a two-run double in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

Gomes delivered one of the game's biggest hits, extending the Indians' lead in the sixth inning. It's been a rough year for the backstop, who's hitting just .224/.318/.362 in 74 games.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 11:15:00 PM

Yan Gomes hit his fifth home run of the season in a win over the Padres on Thursday.

Gomes took Padres reliever Jose Torres deep in the sixth inning for a solo job. Homers, and hits in general, have been hard to come by for the 29-year-old, who hadn't homered since May 23. Gomes is hitting .233/.320/.383 in 57 games this year.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 12:27:00 AM

Yan Gomes finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI in Friday's rout of the Twins at Target Field.

It wasn't all great for Gomes, as he struck out twice. Still, it was a step in the right direction considering Gomes entered play with just five hits over his past 40 at-bats (.125) dating back to May 21.
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 02:39:00 AM

Yan Gomes homered and drove in five runs on Sunday, leading the Indians to an 8-6 victory over the Astros.

Gomes got the Tribe on the board with a run-scoring double in the second inning. He blew the game open by taking Joe Musgrove deep for a three-run shot the following inning. He was also drilled with the bases loaded in the fourth inning. Gomes finished the afternoon 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and is now hitting .267/.359/.456 with three homers and 11 RBI on the year.
Sun, May 21, 2017 05:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Rajai Davis
3Greg Allen
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Mike Clevinger
5Josh Tomlin
6Danny Salazar
7Ryan Merritt
8Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Nick Goody
4Tyler Olson
5Dan Otero
6Zach McAllister
7Evan Marshall
8Oliver Drake
9Neil Ramirez