July 18, 2016

The Cleveland Indians placed struggling catcher Yan Gomes on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a separated right shoulder.

Gomes isn't expected to require surgery, but the team announced that the 28-year-old will miss one to two months after falling awkwardly at first base in Sunday's 6-1 victory over Minnesota.

Gomes, who ripped a double earlier in the contest to snap an 0-for-27 slump, was carted off the field after landing on the first-base bag. He is batting just .165 with eight homers and 32 RBIs in 71 games this season.

With Gomes sidelined, the Indians activated catcher Roberto Perez from the 60-day disabled list. Perez and veteran Chris Gimenez are expected to platoon behind the plate for the American League Central leaders.

Also on Monday, Cleveland recalled left-hander Kyle Crockett from Triple-A Columbus and optioned right-hander Cody Anderson to the Clippers.

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