Gomes has been out with a knee injury. He'll make his return behind the plate on Sunday, for the first time since mid-April, batting seventh in the lineup.
To make room on the roster, the Indians designated
With his Thursday rehab assignment game finished,
Gomes went 2 for 4 in his rehab assignment Thursday night.
Gomes sprained his MCL in April and has been on the DL since. Gomes has gone a total of 5 for 13 during his rehab assignment.
"We just want to try and make a good decision," Indians manager Terry Francona said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Part of this is how important he is to us. I've said it before ... you want your catcher to be indispensable. That's probably the ultimate compliment to him. Then when they're not around, you find out that maybe they are."
Columbus lost to Gwinnett 6-1, with Gomes picking up two singles. Gomes was able to play the entire game. This puts Gomes at 5 for 13 during his rehab assignment.
Gomes was placed on the disabled list with a right MCL sprain.
"It was really good," said Gomes. "I felt good (back there) even in the seventh inning. It was a pretty positive day. There was no position I was getting myself into that was holding me back."
Gomes went 1 for 2 in three plate appearances, and in his four rehab games has gone 3 for 9 with a run scored.
Gomes is on the disabled list with a sprain in his right MCL.
"Well, he's closing in on it," manager Terry Francona said to MLB.com. "I think that's stating the obvious, but in fairness to him, we probably need to get him out there nine [innings]. He probably doesn't feel like he needs to, but as bad as we'd like to have him -- and we do -- doing something a day or two early, that would be a bad mistake."
Gomes is on the disabled list with a sprain in his right MCL. He is scheduled to catch seven innings in a rehab game Wednesday.
"I think when you really boil it down, we need to make sure that this kid has every chance to be not just healthy with his knee … you don't want another part of his body breaking down squatting for nine innings," Francona said. "There's some common sense that [trainer] James [Quinlan] used that I wasn't seeing."
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