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Yan Gomes | Catcher | #7

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Barry
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 10 (0) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Yan Gomes (illness) returned to the Indians' lineup on Friday, going 1-for-3 plus a walk in a losing effort against the Twins.

Gomes continues to swing a hot bat after a rough start to the season and is now hitting a respectable .250/.357/.403 with a pair of homers and five RBI. If any impatient fantasy owners cut bait on him in the first month of the season, he's certainly worthy of an addition in two catcher leagues.
Sat, May 13, 2017 08:36:00 AM

Yan Gomes was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays due to illness.

Gomes picked up a double in the third inning before being replaced by Roberto Perez at catcher in the bottom of the frame. He might receive a day or two off to rest up from the illness that drove him from the game, but this would not appear to be something that would keep him out of action for an extended amount of time.
Wed, May 10, 2017 08:46:00 PM

Yan Gomes was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays due to a possible injury.

Just how Gomes might have come down injured is unclear. He doubled in the top of the third inning before being replaced behind the plate by Roberto Perez in the bottom of the frame. If there is an injury concern, here, the Indians will pass along an update as the game progresses.
Wed, May 10, 2017 08:41:00 PM

Yan Gomes went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Gomes had just two RBI in 64 at-bats coming into this one. Still, he has hit better lately, going 7-for-16 this month. What's really interesting is that he's now sporting a 13/9 K/BB ratio on the season. That's as many walks as he had in finishing at 69/9 in 251 at-bats last year.
Tue, May 9, 2017 10:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Francisco Mejia
4Ryan Hanigan
5Eric Haase
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Mike Napoli
3Richie Shaffer
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
3Rob Refsnyder
4Michael Martinez
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Eric Stamets
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Yandy Diaz
3Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Abraham Almonte
3Melvin Upton
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Greg Allen
3Tyler Naquin
4Rajai Davis
5Brandon Barnes
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Mike Clevinger
5Josh Tomlin
6Ryan Merritt
7Danny Salazar
8Cody Anderson
9Julian Merryweather
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Nick Goody
4Tyler Olson
5Dan Otero
6Zach McAllister
7Shawn Morimando
8Ben Taylor
9Alexi Ogando
10Carlos Torres
11Evan Marshall
12Neil Ramirez
13Preston Claiborne
14Matt Belisle