Indians place catcher Gomes on paternity list

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 2:16 p.m. EST

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have placed catcher Yan Gomes on the paternity list and designated infielder Elliot Johnson for assignment.

Gomes is batting .261 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 26 games. His wife, Jennifer, is expecting the couple's first child. The maximum stay on the paternity list is three days.

Gomes, who signed a six-year, $23 million in spring training, has committed seven errors after making three last season.

Johnson committed two errors at second base Friday in replacing Jason Kipnis, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled oblique muscle. Johnson, signed as a minor-league free agent in January, was batting .105 in seven games.


The Indians purchased the contract of catcher George Kottaras from Triple-A Columbus and recalled left-hander Nick Hagadone.