Yan Gomes out 6-8 weeks with MCL sprain in right knee

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Indians catcher Yan Gomes was placed on the disabled list Sunday morning with what was labeled a right knee sprain. Now the exact diagnosis is in, via MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian

Gomes suffered the injury Saturday when Rajai Davis of the Tigers slid into his right leg at home plate. It was a clean play with a nasty result. Roberto Perez took over at catcher and will serve as Cleveland’s starter for the next couple of months. Brett Hayes is expected to join the club early next week to act as Perez’s backup.

Gomes, 27, tallied 21 home runs and 74 RBI in 135 games last season. Tough blow here for the Tribe.