After Cleveland Indians Catcher Yan Gomes had his breakout season in his sophomore year, management wanted to lock him down into a long term deal and Gomes had no qualms with that. Gomes made it official and inked a six-year, $23 million contract Monday.
“It goes into what it means to be in this organization. You’ve got younger guys like ourselves just wanting to be here,” Gomes said. “We’re potentially signing a big amount of our careers. There’s not another place I would want to be with, especially from the top to the bottom here. It’s the organization you want to be with.”
The deal also includes options for the 2020 and 21 seasons which could kick up the deal to $48 million.
Gomes hit .294, had 11 homers and and 38 RBI’s in 88 games last season, his first with the Indians.
“This is the organization I want to be with, that actually made it pretty easy,” Gomes said before the scheduled opener in rain-soaked Oakland. “I’m so thankful for that. My wife and I are excited to be Cleveland Indians for a while now. … We got a little taste of the postseason last year. That’s what we play for.”