Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes has been activated from the 60-day disabled list, the club confirmed Friday afternoon. In a subsequent move, pitcher Carlos Carrasco has been placed on the 60-day disabled list with a broken right hand suffered on September 17.
Gomes’ last on-field action was on July 17 when he separated his shoulder running out a groundball. His DL stint was extended on September 16 when he broke his hand during a rehab start.
He was not very effective before the injury, so it’s unknown how good he would even be as he is still playing through pain:
Gomes said he has no discomfort when throwing. Still seeing how much he can tolerate hitting. Taking BP on field today in KC.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) September 30, 2016
It’s a difficult move to make, but Carlos Carrasco’s broken hand would not have permitted him to participate in the playoffs anyway, so his spot on the limited playoff roster would have been wasted.