Indians’ Gomes out six weeks
Yan Gomes could be out of the Cleveland Indians’ lineup for two months, a major blow to a team expected to contend this season.
Gomes, one of the Indians’ best players, sustained a “moderate” sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee on a play at the plate Saturday. The team expects him to be out at least six weeks. An MRI exam at the Cleveland Clinic on Sunday revealed the sprain.
Gomes’ leg was jolted violently by Detroit outfielder Rajai Davis , who slid hard on a force play and clipped the catcher’s right leg. Gomes was extended at the time like a first baseman making a catch.
Colorado Rockies reliever John Axford was placed on the family medical emergency list to tend to his young son, who was bitten by a rattlesnake last month in Arizona. ... Atlanta Braves left-hander Mike Minor had discomfort in his pitching shoulder again, pushing back his attempts to rejoin the rotation. ... Miami Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna was benched Sunday as punishment for being late to batting practice.