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Yan Gomes | Catcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer Wednesday to help the Indians past the Royals 6-4.
The Indians remain alive, if only barely. Gomes' homer was his 21st, and it gave him 74 RBI. The only catchers with more homers are Devin Mesoraco (25), Brian McCann (23) and Evan Gattis (22). The only ones with more RBI are Buster Posey (86) and Mesoraco (78). Sep 24 - 11:03 PM

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Yan Gomes drove in four runs in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Twins.

Gomes was locked in on Twins' starter Trevor May. He hit an RBI single in the third, then smashed a three-run homer a few innings later, sending May to the showers. Gomes now has 70 RBI and 20 home runs on the year for the Indians, who have won four in a row to keep their playoff chances alive. After hitting like a man on fire for July (.329/.367/.624) and August (.349/.369/.540), Gomes had been hitting like a man who just wanted to watch the leaves fall in September (.238/.242/.444). Then, Trevor May entered his life. Despite the slight cool-down this month, he's still slashing .288/.321/.484 in what has been a career year.
Sep 21 - 12:19 AM

Yan Gomes went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a win over the Astros Tuesday.

Gomes hit the homer, his 19th of the year, in the sixth inning to give the Indians a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The catcher is setting personal bests across the board this year, owning 64 RBI to go with a .286/.320/.477 line.
Sep 16 - 11:44 PM

Yan Gomes homered, doubled and knocked in three runs Thursday against the Twins.

The homer was his first in 12 games since he returned from a concussion. Gomes has 18 homers and 62 RBI for the year, making him one of the game's best offensive catchers. He's no slouch behind the dish, either.
Sep 11 - 2:53 PM

Indians activated C Yan Gomes from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Gomes wound up missing the minimum amount of time due to a concussion. He's been symptom-free for a few days now and was officially cleared to return after getting through another workout Friday with no issues.
Aug 29 - 4:27 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Thursday that Yan Gomes (concussion) is on pace to be activated Friday.

He'll go through some pre-game tests before a decision is officially made, but Gomes has been symptom-free for a while now. The Indians backstop is hitting .284/.324/.477 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI over 109 games this season.
Aug 28 - 7:12 PM

Indians placed C Yan Gomes on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Gomes suffered the injury when he was struck with a foul tip on Thursday. He's already feeling better, but the Indians will play it safe and give him around a week of rest. Roberto Perez has been filling in at catcher.
Aug 23 - 4:23 PM

Yan Gomes has been diagnosed with a mild concussion.

Gomes was injured when he was struck by a foul tip on Thursday. He reported feeling better Friday and the Indians are holding off placing him on the disabled list for now. Roberto Perez will catch Friday, with Carlos Santana serving as the backup.
Aug 22 - 4:28 PM

Yan Gomes (head) will be re-evaluated on Friday.

Gomes left Thursday's game with what was labeled illness at the time, but which actually turned out to be the ill effects of having been struck in the head by a deflected ball. Team doctors have not yet disclosed whether Gomes has a concussion, and the catcher himself declined comment after the game. Indians skipper Terry Francona said Gomes is already improving, which is the good news, but the symptoms were described as "concussion-like," which is the bad. Stay tuned.
Aug 21 - 5:05 PM

Yan Gomes left Thursday's game with an illness.

He was 0-for-2 before exiting in the bottom of the sixth inning for Roberto Perez. Gomes is day-to-day.
Aug 21 - 3:07 PM

Yan Gomes homered and finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored as the Indians came back to beat the Twins 7-5 on Tuesday.

Gomes hadn't scored since August 6 before Tuesday's three-run outburst. His solo home run in the second inning started the Indians on the comeback trail, and he came in on a two-run double in the sixth inning that gave the Tribe their first lead. The catcher is enjoying another strong year, batting .285/.325/.479 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI on the season.
Aug 20 - 12:07 AM

Yan Gomes homered Wednesday to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.

Once defense is factored in, Gomes rates as one of the AL's best players so far this year. He's hitting .286/.327/.489 with 16 homers and 50 RBI in 350 at-bats, and the only AL catcher with a better OPS is Derek Norris, who neither catches as much nor as well as Gomes.
Aug 6 - 11:04 PM

Yan Gomes (neck) is back in the Indians' starting lineup on Monday night against the Reds.

Gomes was held out of the lineup on Saturday and Sunday due to mild stiffness in his neck. The 27-year-old catcher is batting seventh in his return to action Monday.
Aug 4 - 3:24 PM

Yan Gomes (neck) pinch-hit in the ninth inning Sunday.

Gomes was out of the Indians' starting lineup for the second consecutive game due to stiffness in his neck. It doesn't sound like a major concern. "He got here early [on Sunday] and I think he wanted to work through it and play," Indians manager Terry Francona told reporters Sunday evening. "I just think with all the catching he's done to this point, especially being a day game, if we allow him to get treatment and maybe come into the game later, I think that would do him a world of good."
Aug 4 - 3:19 PM

Yan Gomes drove in the only two runs of the night on Wednesday, doubling to right field in the fifth inning of the Indians' 2-0 victory over the Mariners.

Corey Kluber brought his A-game once again, so Gomes' two-run double was the deciding hit of the game. It was the catcher's only hit on the night in three at-bats. Gomes, 27, has hit in six consecutive games and is now slashing a respectable .281/.323/.468 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI.
Jul 30 - 9:26 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Adam Moore
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Jose Ramirez
2Mike Aviles
3Tony Wolters
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Destin Hood
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
3Zach Walters
DH1Nick Swisher
2Ryan Raburn
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Trevor Bauer
5T.J. House
6Gavin Floyd
7Tyler Cloyd
8Shaun Marcum
9Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7C.C. Lee
8Josh Tomlin
9Austin Adams
10Zach McAllister
11Shawn Armstrong
12Bryan Price
13Dustin Molleken