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Cubs' Yan Gomes: Joins Cubs on two-year deal
Gomes agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract with the Cubs on Tuesday, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
It's a bit unusual to see the Cubs give a multi-year deal to a 34-year-old when they don't appear to be close to playoff contention, but they could see Gomes as a potential mentor for their next wave of pitchers or perhaps as someone they can flip at the deadline. The veteran has been a slightly below-average hitter for most of his career, with his 93 wRC+ last season nearly matching his career wRC+ of 91. That's an unexciting mark but an adequate one for a backstop. He doesn't appear to have a path for more than backup at-bats unless Willson Contreras is traded, but he could do enough in that small role to matter in deep, two-catcher formats.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Not starting Saturday
Gomes isn't starting Saturday's game against the Astros, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Gomes started each of the last three games and went 1-for-10 with a run, a walk and four strikeouts. Sean Murphy will start behind the dish and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Not starting Monday
Gomes will sit Monday against Seattle.
Gomes has been slightly ahead of Sean Murphy on the depth chart for much of September, but he's now been on the bench for four of Oakland's last six games. Murphy will catch Cole Irvin on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Sitting Saturday
Gomes is not in Saturday's lineup against the Astros.
He is in the midst of a modest six-game hitting streak, batting .350 with one home run in 20 at-bats over that stretch. Sean Murphy will start behind the dish and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Receives day off
Gomes is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.
Gomes started the last three games and will take a breather after going 3-for-10 with a solo home run and a walk. Sean Murphy will start behind the plate in his place Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Blasts 14th homer
Gomes went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, walk and two strikeouts in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Angels.
Gomes opened the game's scoring with a solo home run to center off Shohei Ohtani in the third inning and later walked in the ninth. The long ball was Gomes' second of the week, though the backstop is slashing a poor .182/.250/.341 in 14 games this month.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Receives breather Saturday
Gomes is not in the lineup Saturday against the Angels.
Gomes went 1-for-5 with a run and a strikeout Friday and will take a seat for Saturday's contest. Sean Murphy will work behind the plate for the A's.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Not starting Thursday
Gomes isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals.
Gomes has gone 1-for-12 with a homer, three runs and two walks across his last four appearances. Sean Murphy will start behind the plate and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Heads to bench
Gomes will sit Tuesday against the Royals, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Gomes has moved ahead of Sean Murphy on Oakland's catcher depth chart recently, starting 10 of the team's last 14 games behind the plate prior to Tuesday's contest. Murphy will fill the position this time around.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Blasts 13th homer
Gomes went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers.
Gomes took Taylor Hearn deep in the fifth inning to put the Athletics on the board. It was his first home run since Aug. 23. He has scored in each of his last three games. The catcher is slashing .260/.302/.441 with 13 long balls, 50 RBI and 42 runs scored in 324 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Remains on bench
Gomes isn't starting Friday's game against the Rangers, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Gomes went 3-for-6 with two runs and an RBI across his last two appearances but will be out of the lineup for a second straight game. Sean Murphy will start behind the dish and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Not starting Thursday
Gomes isn't starting Thursday's game against the White Sox.
Gomes had started each of the last three games, and he went 3-for-9 with two runs, an RBI and three strikeouts. Sean Murphy will start at catcher and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Plates pair in win
Gomes went 2-for-5 with a two-run double in a win over the Tigers on Thursday.
The veteran backstop's third-inning two-bagger plated Tony Kemp and Mark Canha to extend the Athletics' lead to 7-0 at the time. Gomes has three total RBI over his last pair of starts and should continue enjoying fairly regular playing time for the balance of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Productive in start
Gomes went 2-for-4 with a run in a win over the Yankees on Sunday.
The veteran backstop has hit safely in five of his last six starts, a span during which he's now recorded a trio of multi-hit efforts. Gomes is a more complete offensive player than fellow catcher Sean Murphy, but both should continue to see regular playing time, with the latter occasionally slotting in as a designated hitter as well.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Launches homer No. 12
Gomes went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI as Oakland fell 5-3 to Seattle on Monday.
Gomes opened the game's scoring with his first-inning RBI groundout and slugged a 398-foot blast to left off Mariners starter Marco Gonzales in the fourth. The backstop has been splitting time fairly evenly with Sean Murphy since joining Oakland and is slashing .250/.250/.479 in 14 games with his new team.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Swats 11th homer
Gomes went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and four RBI in Saturday's 12-3 win over the Rangers.
He slugged a three-run shot off Jharel Cotton in the fourth inning, his second homer in five games since coming to Oakland at the trade deadline and his 11th of the year. Gomes is on pace for his best offensive performance since 2013, his first full season in the majors, with a .794 OPS between the A's and Nationals.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Yan Gomes: Homers in Athletics debut
Gomes went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Angels.
Gomes made his Athletics debut Sunday, homering in his second at-bat for his new team. In addition, he knocked in Jed Lowrie on a single in the fifth frame. The catcher is slashing .274/.325/.791 with 10 long balls, 38 RBI and 31 runs scored in 230 plate appearances. He has been hot on offense, batting .435 with two homers and eight RBI over his last seven games.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Yan Gomes: Reinstated from 10-day IL
Gomes (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Gomes had been taking swings and running recently, and he'll be able to rejoin the active roster without a rehab assignment. The 34-year-old should immediately reclaim his role as the Nationals' starting catcher after he slashed .266/.320/.439 with eight home runs, 33 RBI and 29 runs to begin the year.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 215 lbs|
|Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|