Yan Gomes played in 88 games for the Indians in 2013 and that number looks to go way up in 2014 according to Indians manager Terry Francona. Francona made an appearance on 92.3 the Fan’s afternoon show with Adam the Bull and Dustin Fox to talk about winning the A.L. Manager of the Year award.
Indians Manager Terry Francona just told us that Yan Gomes will be the Indians everyday catcher in 2014!
— Adam the Bull (@AdamtheBullFAN) November 13, 2013
Opening day starting catcher Carlos Santana played in 154 games this season for the Tribe and I certainly wouldn’t expect that number to drop with the announcement. Santana will likely play just as much between first base, DH and as backup catcher in 2014. Hopefully this move helps solidify the Indians lineup in all three spots.
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