Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes has been on the trade market, and has mostly been linked to the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers. Scrap that idea, however, because Gomes is staying in the NL East.
According to reports, Gomes has been dealt to the Washington Nationals.
My sources tell me Yan Gomes is going to the Nationals. Sorry Mets— billmadden1954 (@bmadden1954) November 30, 2018
The details of the deal and who is going back to Cleveland is still unknown, but this is expected to be finalized in the coming days.
Update: the trade is not yet completed but is expected to be finished within the next couple of days. Keep your eyes peeled for this— Dan Federico (@DanJFederico) November 30, 2018
In 112 games last year, Gomes slashed .266/.313/.449 with 16 home runs and 48 RBI.
Per sources, this is nearly finalized, and the return to Cleveland is minor leaguer Daniel Johnson, who still exudes unrealized potential.
Yan Gomes is being acquired by the #Nats. Gives them a nice catching combo with Suzuki. Minor League RF Daniel Johnson going the other way to #Indians . (sorry if you saw earlier that mentioned Michael Taylor; he's not involved)— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 30, 2018
This is unfortunate for the Mets, who have been in desperate need of a catcher for several years now, and what makes it worse is Gomes is going to a division rival, which just added their second catcher of the offseason.
Less than two weeks ago, Washington signed veteran backstop Kurt Suzuki to a two-year deal.