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Yan Gomes is a Brazilian American professional baseball catcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is the first Brazilian-born player in big league history.
Gomes was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 39th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft, but he did not sign. After playing 2 seasons with the Volunteers, Gomes moved to Barry University, where he continued his collegiate career with the Barry Buccaneers in the Sunshine State Conference. He set school records with 92 runs batted in (RBI) and 172 overall bases. He was named to the All-South regional team, and he was honored as the All-South player of the year and an All-American. After his junior season, the Toronto Blue Jays drafted Gomes in the tenth round of the 2009 MLB Draft, and he signed.
On November 3, 2012, the Toronto Blue Jays revealed that they had actually traded Gomes and Mike Aviles to the Cleveland Indians for Esmil Rogers. The Indians recalled Gomes from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers on April 9, 2013. Gomes’ first hit as an Indian was a 2-run HR on April 13, 2013 against the Chicago White Sox. Gomes was gone back to Columbus on April 24 when Lou Marson came off the disabled list. He was restored up on April 28 when Marson was gone back to the disabled list. On July 30, 2013, Gomes dealt with Andre Rienzo, the first Brazilian pitcher in MLB History, therefore it was the very first time two Brazilian players faced each other in the Major Leagues, he finished 1– 2 with a walk and a single off Rienzo.
Gomes and the Indians settled a six-year, $23 million extension on March 31, 2014.