by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (6/5/2013) Indians catcher Yan Gomes slugged his sixth home run Wednesday against the Yankees in a losing effort.
The home run, a two-run shot off CC Sabathia, was Gomes's only hit. He hasn't shown much patience in Cleveland (.302 OBP), but he hasn't had to: his slugging percentage is a massive .610, and it's time to wonder if Cleveland will start getting creative to get his bat in the lineup.
Yan Gomes gets three hits in win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/30/2013) Indians catcher/infielder Yan Gomes went 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI at catcher Thursday against the Reds. It was Gomes's second three-hit performance in his last five games.
Gomes doesn't have a clear path to playing time in Cleveland, seeing action in 12 games in May, but when he's played, he's hit. He has a .319 batting average and five home runs in 69 at-bats this season.
Yan Gomes worth monitoring after all
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/24/2013) Soon after his two-homer game Monday, I said Yan Gomes wasn't worth the trouble in Fantasy because he's a backup catcher. But he has homered once since then and seems to be getting more playing time, having started four of the Indians' last seven games.
Now, part of the reason was because Nick Swisher missed three games for the birth of his daughter. But Gomes clearly made an impression in Swisher's absence, and manager Terry Francona was singing his praises even before then.
Given the versatility up and down their lineup -- from Swisher to Carlos Santana to Mark Reynolds to Gomes himself -- the Indians could find creative ways to keep giving Gomes at-bats, perhaps sitting Drew Stubbs or Michael Brantley occasionally for him. He's most likely looking at no more than 3-4 starts per week, but as a poor man's Evan Gattis, he could factor in leagues that require starting two catchers.
Yan Gomes confined to a reserve role
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/21/2013) Even before his two home runs Monday, Yan Gomes had impressed the Indians with his bat -- enough that you could see them sticking with him as their backup catcher even when Lou Marson was ready to return from the DL.
But if a best-case scenario for Gomes is a backup catcher role, the 25-year-old doesn't have much utility in Fantasy.
Granted, the Indians' starting catcher, Carlos Santana, often sees time at first base and DH, so Gomes would play more than the average backup catcher, but we're talking no more than two or three starts per week.
If you play in an AL-only league where each team starts two catchers, pick him up. Otherwise, leave him alone.
Yan Gomes' two-homer game powers Indians to win
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Indians catcher Yan Gomes homered twice, which included a three-run, walk-off home run in the 10th inning of Monday's 10-8 win against the Mariners. Gomes also clubbed a solo home run in the second inning and finished 3 for 5.
Gomes, who has four home runs, extended his hitting streak to five games. He's batting .450 (9 for 20) with two home runs, two doubles and five RBI in that span.
Cleveland pleased with Yan Gomes
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) The Indians have been extremely happy with the production and ability of catcher Yan Gomes to this point, MLB.com reports Wednesday. The 25-year-old has impressed manager Terry Francona.
"This spring we were really pleased, because we didn't quite know [what to expect]," Francona said. "We wanted to see him catch, because we thought we had a chance for an everyday catcher. You never pass up that opportunity. That's why we sent him to Triple-A [to start the season]. He's getting better fast. It's very exciting."
Entering Wednesday, Gomes had logged 84 innings behind the dish and Cleveland pitchers have posted a combined 2.89 ERA over that span. They are 10-2 when Gomes appears.
Gomes is batting .212 on the year with two homers and four RBI over 33 at-bats.
Yan Gomes back on Indians' roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) The Indians recalled catcher Yan Gomes from Triple-A Columbus Sunday after placing catcher Lou Marson on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right shoulder. Gomes hit .211 (4 for 19) in six games for Cleveland before his demotion Wednesday.
Indians have no room for Yan Gomes
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) The Indians optioned catcher Yan Gomes to Triple-A Columbus Wednesday after activating catcher Lou Marson (neck) off the disabled list. Gomes hit .211 (4 for 19) with one triple, two home runs and three RBI in six games.
Yan Gomes launches second long ball
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013)Yan Gomes received the start behind the plate for the Indians in Sunday's series finale against the Astros and had a productive day at the plate. He went 2 for 4 with a home run in the 5-4 win.
Gomes launched a solo shot off starter Erik Bedard in his first at-bat before leading off the fourth inning with a triple.
The 25-year-old is batting .211 with two homers and three RBI through 19 at-bats.
Yan Gomes gets another start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Indians catcher Yan Gomes will make his second-consecutive start Thursday.
Carlos Santana is nursing a bruised thumb and is day-to-day. Gomes was slated to start Wednesday against the Yankees, but it was postponed. He'll fill in as the primary catcher until Santana returns.
Yan Gomes a decent gamble for AL-only
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/9/2013) When Carlos Santana injured his thumb on a Chris Perez pitch Monday night, there was suddenly a surge in views of Lou Marson's page. Moments after Marson replaced Santana in the game, he was also injured. And Tuesday, with Marson going on the DL, Yan Gomes was recalled by the Indians.
Gomes has some decent power and average potential, but his value could come from just getting playing time -- with Santana experiencing residual soreness in the thumb or aggravating the injury. In an AL-only league, where the waier wire is thin, Gomes could be a decent add, but with the caveat that he's eligibile only at first base, and will need to make five appearances at catcher in most leagues to get eligibility.
But with Marson on the DL for at least 15 days, and Santana a little banged up, Gomes could get those five appearances quicker than usual (for instance, he's starting Tuesday against the Yankees). And if that happens, it means he's playing enough to merit some CI/DH consideration in AL-only formats.
Yan Gomes promoted from Triple-A
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) The Indians recalled Yan Gomes from Triple-A Columbus after placing backup catcher Lou Marson on the disabled list with a neck strain. Gomes was immediately inserted into the starting lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.
Gomes hit .286 (4 for 14) with two doubles and two RBI in four games for Columbus.
Indians option pair to Triple-A
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) The Indians optioned Yan Gomes and Cord Phelps to Triple-A Columbus on Monday.
Yan Gomes expected back from hamstring injury by weekend
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/20/2013) The Indians expect catcher Yan Gomes to return to game action by the weekend, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Gomes has been nursing a hamstring injury and hasn't played since March 15. The 25-year-old is hitting .385/.448/.692 with five doubles and a home run in 14 spring training games.
Yan Gomes to miss a few days
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Indians catcher/first baseman Yan Gomes will be sidelined for three to four days with a right-hamstring injury, The Plain Dealer reported Saturday. Gomes suffered the injury Friday. Gomes is 10 for 26 (.385) with a homer and six RBI in 14 Cactus League games.
Yan Gomes exits with tight hammy
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) Indians catcher/infielder Yan Gomes was forced out of Friday's Cactus League contest against the Brewers with tightness and cramping in his right hamstring. Gomes, who is fighting for a roster spot, is batting .333 with a home run and six RBI in 13 spring training games this year.
Gomes declines WBC offer
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/21/2013) MLB.com reports Thursday that catcher/infielder Yan Gomes told Barry Larkin, manager of the Brazilian National team that he would not participate in the World Baseball Classic, instead he'll focus on his chance at a roster spot with the Indians. Gomes, who participated in the World Baseball Classic qualifying round, spoke to his teammates on the national team to reveal his decision. "I didn't want to be blind-sided by it," Gomes said. "I wanted to really reach out and talk to them. I talked to a few of them and got really good feedback, which helped me out. I appreciated that."