Yan Gomes’ breakout season in 2013 has indeed opened the eyes of the Cleveland Indians brass. Reports say that the Indians and Gomes have agreed to a six-year extension worth $23 million and two club options.

Gomes posted a .294 batting average, belted 11 home runs, and cashed in 38 RBI in 2013. But at the plate wasn’t where Gomes shined. Gomes was so impressive behind the plate and with the pitchers that the Indians have moved Carlos Santana from behind the plate to third base.

Gomes was acquired along with Mike Aviles from the Toronto Blue Jays for RHP Esmil Rogers in April of 2013 after a Lou Marson injury. Known as a backup with some potential, Gomes finally got his first taste of regular playing time last season and provided results.

Hopefully Gomes continues his success and progress, because the Indians have made him a part of the long-term core plan.

Next up, Jason Kipnis.

-AJ Ondrey

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