The Indians activated catcher Roberto Perez from the 60-day disabled list to replace their starter on the roster. Perez has been sidelined with a thumb injury.
Gomes' injury took place while running to first base against the Twins. He would land on the base awkwardly, causing him to take a fall right on to his right shoulder. After being looked at by the training staff, the 28-year-old was taken off on a stretcher.
The young backstop had been in an 0-for-27 slump, which lead to a light-hearted "sacrifice" from his teammates in the clubhouse before Sunday's game. The idea was to snap Gomes out of his season-long slump, and he did just that with a double, raising his average to a dismal .165.
Despite his struggles at the plate, when healthy, Gomes has proven to be a legitimate force behind the plate for the Indians. As Cleveland looks to remain in first place, it will be tough to find a replacement who can handle a pitching staff the way Yan Gomes does.