Yan Gomes Agrees to Two-Year, $10 Million Deal with Washington Nationals

Yan Gomes is a 10-million dollar man…

The 32-year-old Brazilian veteran catcher has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal to return to the World Series champion Washington Nationals, according to ESPN.

Yan Gomes

Gomes, caught the final out of Washington’s World SeriesGame 7 win over the Houston Astroswill rejoin Kurt Suzuki as the Nationals’ catching tandem.

Gomes was acquired from the Cleveland Indians in a four-player trade in November 2018 and started 90 of 93 games he played last season while splitting duties behind the plate with Suzuki. He hit .223 with 16 doubles, 12 home runs and 43 RBIs while throwing out 30% of attempted base stealers.

Gomes has a .245 average with 99 homers and 351 RBIs in seven big league seasons.

Perez & Cleveland Indians Agree to $9 million, Four-Year Contract

It’s four more years for Roberto Perez.

The 28-year-old Puerto Rican catcher and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a $9 million, four-year contract that includes club options for 2021 and 2022.

Roberto Perez

After spending nearly three months on the disabled list following thumb surgery, Perez became a key contributor last season during the Indians’ postseason run. With Yan Gomes on the DL, Perez started all 15 games in the postseason. He hit two home runs in Game 1 of the World Series.

The deal announced Sunday includes a $500,000 signing bonus and salaries of $550,000 this season, $1.5 million next year, $2.5 million in 2018 and $3.5 million in 2019 and a $450,000 option buyout. It replaces a one-year contract agreed to last month that called for a salary of $542,300 in the major leagues. Perez would have been eligible for salary arbitration after this season.

Perez batted only .183 in 61 games, but he threw out 46 percent of potential base stealers and the Indians went 33-20 when he started.

He broke his right thumb and sustained ligament damage on a tag play last April and came off the DL prematurely when Gomes injured his shoulder in July.

Perez was selected by the Indians in the 33rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. He played for Puerto Rico in this year’s World Baseball Classic.

Gomez Reportedly Agrees to Multiyear Contract with the Cleveland Indians

It looks like Yan Gomes isn’t planning to leave C-Town anytime soon…

The 26-year-old Brazilian professional baseball catcher has reportedly agreed to terms on a multiyear contract with the Cleveland Indians following his breakout season in 2013, according to the Associated Press.

Yan Gomes

Gomes batted .294 with 11 homers and 38 RBIs in 88 games last season, his first with the Indians. He must pass a physical for the deal to be finalized, according to AP sources.

FOXSports.com first reported the $23 million, six-year deal, which includes two club options.

Gomes is not expected to sign the contract until the Indians return home following their season-opening series in Oakland.

Gomes — the first Brazilian-born player in Major League Baseball — began last season at Triple-A Columbus, but after being brought up in April he stayed the rest of the year and was a major contributor as the Indians made the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

In addition to providing power to Cleveland’s lineup, Gomes was a defensive dynamo behind the plate. He threw out 38 percent (18 of 47) of potential base stealers and did a nice job handling the pitching staff.

The Indians went 49-30 when Gomes started, and his emergence prompted the club to move Carlos Santana to third base this spring. Santana is expected to back up Gomes, play some third and also DH.

During Cleveland’s late-season playoff push, Gomes batted .309 in September. He hit .296 overall with runners in scoring position.

The Indians acquired Gomes and infielder Mike Aviles before last season in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays for right-hander Esmil Rogers.