The Cleveland Indians and utility man Yan Gomes came to agreement on a six year contract extension worth $23 million according to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter.
Source: #Indians, Yan Gomes agree to six-year, $23M contract with two club options.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 29, 2014
With Carlos Santana officially making the move to third base, the primary catching job now belongs to Yan Gomes. The 26 year old hit .294/.345/.481 across the line with 11 home runs, 38 RBI’s off 86 hits through 293 at-bats with the Indians in 2013. He finished the Spring with three home runs, nine RBI’s off 14 hits with a batting line of .255/.293/.455 through 55 at-bats.
Gomes made his Major League debut with the Toronto Blue Jays back on May 17th, 2012 against the New York Yankees. He’s the first Brazilian-born player in Major League history, which has to be pretty amazing.
This deal will supposedly buy out all of his pre-arbitration and arbitration years, including his first year of free agency. Ken Rosenthal also notes in the tweet above that the deal includes two club options.
Nice little contract extension for Gomes. This guy has a bright future ahead of him.