Indians say Gomes is out 6-8 weeks with moderate MCL (medial collateral ligament) sprain.
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April 12, 2015
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.