The Cleveland Indians have placed 28-year old righty swinging Yan Gomes off the D.L. due to a separated right shoulder. Gomes has played in 71 games for the Tribe so far this year and he is 41 of 249 (.165 avg, .512 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 8 homers and 32 RBIs. He has whiffed 69 times against only 9 walks so far this year, so he wasn’t very selective at the plate. The Indians have activated 27-year old righty swinging Roberto Perez off the D.L. and he will probably take over as the starting catcher until Gomes returns to action. Perez has played in 9 games in Rookie+A+AAA-ball on his rehab assignment from his fractured thumb and he was 5 for 16 (.313 avg, .917 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs. He also has played in 4 games for the Indians earlier this year and he was 0 for 8 (.000 avg, .400 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI. Perez has now played in 103 games in his first three years with the Tribe and he is 65 of 277 (.235 avg, .720 OPS) with 42 runs scored, 8 homers and 26 RBIs. 33-year old righty swinging Chris Gimenez will continue to serve as the backup and Trevor Bauer’s personal catcher moving forward. Gimenez has played in 35 games for the Tribe so far this year and he is 16 of 85 (.188 avg, .501 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 2 homers and 6 RBIs.
UPDATE: The Indians will be without Yan Gomes for the next 4-8 weeks.