Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes (10) is helped off the field after an injury in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Cleveland. Detroit scored four runs off Indians's relief pitcher Cody Allen in
Mark Duncan
April 14, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) The Indians have selected the contract of catcher Brett Hayes from Triple-A Columbus, a needed move with Yan Gomes injured and expected to miss six weeks.

Hayes began the season with the Clippers, and didn't get a hit in five at-bats. The Indians signed him to a minor league free-agent contract in December. He was with Kansas City's organization in 2014.

Cleveland had to bring up a backup catcher after Gomes sprained a knee ligament on Saturday when he was injured while making a play at the plate. Roberto Perez is starting while Gomes is out.

To make room for Hayes, the Indians designated right-hander Shaun Marcum for assignment. He pitched for the first time in a major league since 2013 on Sunday against Detroit.

The club also signed free agent right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (YO-lease chah-SEEN) to a minor league deal.

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