Cleveland Indians Spring Training: Top Story Lines

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Sep 28, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes (10) walks in from the bullpen before the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

#2. Is Yan Gomes the real deal?

Admittedly, we aren’t going to know the answer to this question until sometime during the regular season. A few weeks of meaningless practice games aren’t going to give us the answer that question. However, everyone is going to keep an eye on Yan Gomes and how he responds to the pressure of being the every day catcher. The Indians have committed to him and even gone so far as to consider a positional change for Carlos Santana in order to accommodate his impressive 2013 performance. If he struggles this spring and in the first few weeks of the season, it’s going to bring into question the decision to name Gomes the starter before the start of the season. This one is very much a wait and see.