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Indians sign Gomes to six-year extension

Indians sign Gomes to six-year extension

(CLEVELAND) -- The Indians have come to an agreement with catcher Yan Gomes, that will give him a six-year contract extension worth $23 million.

The deal was first reported by FOX Sports and will not become official until the Indians return from their opening series in Oakland with the Athletics.

Gomes, who began last season in the Minor Leagues, played a critical role last season in getting the Tribe back to the MLB Playoffs for the first time since 2007. 

Gomes, 26, is the first Brazilian born player to reach the big leagues.

In 2012, Gomes appeared in 89 games with the Tribe hitting .294 with 11 home runs, 18 doubles and 38 RBIs.

The Indians were not available for comment on Saturday evening.

Earlier this spring, the Tribe gave Michael Brantley a five-year contract extension worth $25 million.

Cleveland opens up the 2014 season on Monday in Oakland, first pitch is slated for 10:05 pm ET.

- Nick Camino

 

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