Gomes injury sparks several moves
Following the injury toYan Gomes
, the Cleveland Indians made several roster moves, oddly enough none of them involving a catcher.
Gomes was sent to the 15-day DL after spraining his right knee on a play at the plate. The news only got worse for the Indians today, as they confirmed the worst case scenario.
In today’s moves, the Indians recalled Austin Adams, who had just been optioned back to Columbus, and purchased the contract of Shaun Marcum. In order to make room for Marcum on the 40-man, they released pitcher Charles Brewer–who had started the season on the DL in Triple-A.
Prior to today’s announcement of the MCL sprain, the Tribe intended to use Carlos Santana as their No. 2 catcher. It’s very likely we will see some coinciding moves as Santana wouldn’t be expected to be the regular backup.
Marcum pitched well in the spring and opted to take a minor league assignment instead of pursuing a job elsewhere. With the struggles of T.J. House today, the addition of Marcum may be necessary over the nest few days, even with an off-day tomorrow.
It’s yet to be seen if the Indians will go outside the organization for another catcher, or just stick with Roberto Perez and a callup from their system. Two months will seem like a long time to be without wone of the best up-and-coming catchers in the American League.