CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes injured his throwing hand Saturday and exited the Tribe’s game against Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium.
Gomes was injured in the bottom of the third inning while trying to throw out Royals base stealer Adalberto Mondesi. Replays showed Gomes make contact with Alex Gordon’s bat while following through with his throw to second base.
Gomes immediately removed his catcher’s mask and called for trainers as his hand began to bleed.
Gordon was called out for interference and Mondesi returned to first base. Roberto Perez took over behind the plate for Gomes.
Gomes entered Saturday’s game hitting .317 since Aug. 1, the third-highest average among MLB catchers during that span. In his last 34 games, Gomes has four doubles, five home runs, 14 RBI and an OPS of .854.