Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – The Cleveland Indians were forced to put catcher Yan Gomes to the seven-day concussion disabled list before a game against the Houston Astros, after still showing some symptoms.
“We just put [Gomes] on the seven-day disabled list,” Indians manager Terry Francona stated.
“He did some things today and just still feels some symptoms. This isn’t something you can rush through,” Francona added.
Gomes was able to participate in light activity Friday to assess his condition.
Francona said, “This is just something that, it’s not like a hamstring, where you can nurse it along or you can stretch.”
“When you start messing around with somebody’s head, you’ve got to adhere to the regulations,” he added.
Gomes suffered the concussion after getting hit on the left-side of the mask, after a pitch bounced off Minnesota’s Kurt Suzuki Thursday.
He experienced dizziness after the incident and was diagnosed with a mild concussion.
The catcher managed to end the fifth inning and was replaced by rookie Roberto Perez.
Perez is now assigned to be the primary catcher for the Tribe in Gomes’ absence.
Backing up the rookie catcher is Chris Gimenez, who was acquired from the Texas Rangers for future considerations.
Gomes is batting .284 with 17 home runs and 53 RBIs in 109 games this season.