Indians C Yan Gomes expected to miss 6 to 8 weeks

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Indians C Yan Gomes out 6-8 weeks with MCL sprain
Sunday April 12th, 2015

Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a moderate MCL sprain, the team announced Sunday. An MRI exam confirmed the injury, and the Indians placed Gomes on the 15-day disabled list.

Roberto Perez will start in Gomes' place, and for Sunday, first baseman Carlos Santana will backup Perez.

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[]Gomes was injured during a play at the plate in the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Detroit Tigers. After the Tigers broke a 5–5 tie with a run to begin the top of the ninth, Gomes was injured when Tigers centerfielder Rajai Davis slid into his right leg while trying to score. Davis was ruled out after the throw home from Santana, but Gomes appeared unable to stand on his right leg.

Gomes eventually left the field with the help of the Indians' trainers and was replaced by Perez.

The Tigers later won the game 9–6, moving to 5–0 and dropping the Indians to 2–3.

In 20 at-bats over the Indians' first five games, Gomes is batting .150 with three hits and two runs scored.

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Over the past two seasons, Gomes has hit .284 with an .801 OPS, 32 home runs and 112 RBI.

Mike Fiammetta

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