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Indians C Yan Gomes Out 6-8 Weeks with MCL Sprain

Major League Baseball(CLEVELAND) --  Yan Gomes is expected to miss six to eight weeks after an MRI confirmed that the Indians catcher has a sprained right knee.

The Indians placed Gomes on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, one day after he injured his knee on a play at the plate in Cleveland's loss to the Detroit Tigers. The team provided a medical update on Gomes during Sunday's series finale.

The Indians said an MRI performed at the Cleveland Clinic revealed Gomes suffered a "moderate'' sprain to his MCL. His leg was jolted violently by Detroit outfielder Rajai Davis, who slid hard on a force play and clipped the catcher's right leg. Gomes was extended at the time like a first baseman making a catch.

"Losing Gomes, man, that can be a season-killer," Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday.

Last season, Gomes led all AL catchers in average (.278) and extra-base hits (49). He was second in RBIs (74) and homers (21) and handled one of baseball's youngest starting staffs.

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Indians Place C Yan Gomes On 7-Day Disabled List

iStockphoto(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Indians placed catcher Yan Gomes on the seven-day disabled list Saturday because of a concussion.

Gomes suffered the injury during Thursday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins when he took a foul ball off his mask.

In 109 games this season, Gomes his batting .284 with 17 home runs and 53 RBIs. He has scored 52 runs and has an OBP of .324.

To take Gomes’ spot on the roster, the Indians acquired catcher Chris Gimenez from the Texas Rangers for future considerations. In 34 games with this season, he’s hitting .262 with 11 RBIs.

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ESPN: Indians Extend Catcher Yan Gomes

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- With Carlos Santana firmly entrenched as the team's third baseman after shifting over from catcher, the Cleveland Indians have rewarded catcher Yan Gomes after a breakout 2013 campaign.

ESPN reports Gomes' new deal is for six years and will pay him $23 million. He is expected to officially sign his deal after the team's opening series against the Oakland Athletics.

In 88 games for the Indians last season, Gomes batted .271 with 15 home runs an drove in 51 runs. Not only was Gomes effective with his bat, but he played very well behind the plate. Along with doing a good job handling the team's pitching staff, Gomes also threw out 38 percent of potential base stealers (18 of 47) as well.

The 26-year-old Gomes is also the first Brazillian-born player to play Major League Baseball after making his big league debut back in 2012 with the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Indians went 49-30 with Gomes in the lineup, and he's expected to take on a full-time role with the club this season.

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Gomes Powers Indians Over Mariners, 10-8

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Indians catcher Yan Gomes belted a pair of home runs, including a three-run shot in the 10th inning, giving Cleveland a 10-8 victory over Seattle on Monday.

The win gives the Tribe its first four-game sweep over the Mariners since 1981.

With Michael Brantley on second and Drew Stubbs on first, the 25-year-old Gomes took a 3-2 pitch from Mariners reliever Charlie Furbush (0-3) and sent it over the left-field wall.

In the top of the 10th, Indians reliever Joe Smith gave up a one-out homer to Justin Smoak.

Scott Kazmir started the game for the Indians, giving up five earned runs over three innings of work. Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma also gave up five earned runs in six innings of action.

Cleveland improves to 26-17 on the season while Seattle falls to 20-25.

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Blue Jays Demote First Baseman Adam Lind

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(TORONTO) -- The Toronto Blue Jays have demoted first baseman Adam Lind to Triple-A Las Vegas. The 28-year-old Lind opened the year as Toronto’s cleanup hitter, but he has struggled all season at the plate. He is batting just.186 with three home runs and 11 RBIs in 34 games.

Lind had a breakout campaign in 2009, batting .305 with 35 home runs and 114 RBIs, but his production has since tailed off.

To fill Lind’s spot on the roster, the Blue Jays called up catcher Yan Gomes.

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