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Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 2: The Yan Gomes game

Yan Gomes is kind of a quiet, under-the-radar guy. You don’t hear much about him; he just goes about his work and so far this season, he’s been a capable backup catcher, perhaps one of the better ones in baseball. Saturday night, he homered and had a key...
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Cubs' Yan Gomes: Collects three more hits Monday

Gomes went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Monday's win over the Pirates. Gomes had two hits and a home run Saturday, didn't start Sunday, then returned to the lineup with three more hits Monday. He's not going to supplant Willson Contreras as the team's top catcher anytime soon, but as was the case Monday, both players can be in the lineup at the same time, with one of them getting the DH role. Gomes caught Monday with Contreras as the DH. If this arrangement becomes more permanent, Gomes should see his fantasy value increase, as he'll be playing a bit more regularly than a typical backup catcher.
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Cubs' Yan Gomes: Starting at DH

Gomes is starting at designated hitter and batting third in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers. The Cubs are loading up on right-handed bats against southpaw Clayton Kershaw, and it helps that Gomes has one career home run against Kershaw in four at-bats. The veteran catcher is slashing .206/.250/.353 with one home run and two RBI across 12 games so far this season.
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Cubs' Yan Gomes: Clubs first homer

Gomes went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 9-1 loss to Milwaukee on Saturday. Gomes was the only player to get to Milwaukee starter Eric Lauer on Saturday as his second inning solo shot proved to be Chicago's only run. After beginning the season 5-for-13, the veteran backstop went hitless in his next 15 at-bats prior to Saturday's performance. Gomes' seasonal line now sits at .217/.250/.304 through nine games.
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Cubs' Yan Gomes: Starting Sunday

Gomes is starting at catcher and batting sixth in Sunday's game against the Rockies. Willson Contreras will serve as the DH in the series finale Sunday afternoon, which opens up a spot for Gomes behind the plate. This will be just the third appearance of the season for the veteran, who has two hits in eight at-bats. Gomes has some appeal as a bargain option in daily leagues when he starts, but his playing time doesn't move the needle much in standard formats.
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Cubs' Yan Gomes: Earns second start of the season

Gomes will start at catcher and bat sixth Thursday against the Rockies. Gomes will crack the lineup for only the second time in six games this season while No. 1 backstop Willson Contreras gets a breather. The Cubs have been running out a designated-hitter platoon of Rafael Ortega and Clint Frazier, so Gomes' opportunities are expected to remain limited while Contreras continues to play exclusively at catcher.
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Cubs' Yan Gomes: Hits first spring home run

Gomes went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Padres. Gomes is off to a bit of a slow start this spring, as he's batting just .143 through six Cactus League games, but the veteran should be just fine for the regular season. He is expected to serve as the backup to Willson Contreras at catcher, though the Cubs could trade the latter at some point this year, which would presumably open up more playing time for Gomes. As it stands, the 34-year-old likely won't see enough playing time to make much of a fantasy impact.
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Let’s set some realistic expectations for new Cubs catcher Yan Gomes

Set to turn 35 next summer, Yan Gomes was a peculiar candidate to get a two-year deal, especially at a $13 million price tag. But the Cubs were hellbent on solidifying the situation behind the dish which, at least right now, still carries a great degree of uncertainty given the questions surrounding Willson Contreras’ future with the team.
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Yan Gomes Is A Sneaky Good Addition By The Cubs

Chicago isn’t likely to contend in 2022, so this deal isn’t getting a lot of attention. But it’s actually a pretty underrated signing for the Cubs, both in terms of the player they’re getting and the price they’re paying. Gomes will bring a lot to the table for Chicago. Here’s...
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AP source: Cubs, Yan Gomes agree to $13 million, 2-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs added another catcher on Tuesday, agreeing to a $13 million, two-year contract with Yan Gomes. The Cubs have Willson Contreras at catcher, but he is eligible for free agency after next season and the team could decide to trade him if they can't reach a long-term deal this winter.
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Yan Gomes signs two-year deal with Cubs

Catcher Yan Gomes has signed a new deal with the Chicago Cubs. The new contract is worth $13 million over two years. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported the news via Twitter on Tuesday. Gomes spent 2021 with both the Washington Nationals and the Oakland A’s. He was moved at the trade...
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Cubs sign Yan Gomes to two-year, $13 million deal, per report

The Cubs are in agreement with veteran catcher Yan Gomes on a two-year, $13 million deal, per a report from the Miami Herald’s Craig Mish:. With Willson Contreras being a trade candidate this offseason, Gomes gives the Cubs a fallback behind the plate. And if Contreras stays, Gomes could serve as an overqualified backup and free up Contreras to DH (assuming the universal DH is instituted in 2022) or perhaps play the outfield on occasion like he did earlier in his career. If they head into the 2022 season with a proven catching duo of Contreras and Gomes, the Cubs certainly will have no reason to complain. After all, they used nine catchers in 2021: Contreras, Austin Romine, Tony Wolters, Robinson Chirinos, José Lobatón, P.J. Higgins, Taylor Gushue, Erick Castillo, and Tyler Payne.
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As MLB teams spend more than $1.5 billion ahead of an expected lockout, the Chicago Cubs have stayed largely on the sidelines — making only minor signings such as Clint Frazier and Yan Gomes

The premise of the Chicago Cubs’ offseason strategy sounded good in theory. Retool the roster by spending intelligently, as president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer has often put it, while being active in free agency to complement the players they value on their roster. At some point, though, words go only so far. The Cubs’ actions in the free-agent market will serve as the true indicator of ...
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Details on the Cubs’ Yan Gomes and Clint Frazier Signings

The Chicago Cubs haven’t officially announced yesterday’s signings yet, though I suspect that’s coming today before the CBA expires. The team still has a lot of work to do if they sincerely want to give themselves a chance to compete in 2021, but yesterday’s moves were solid. The accounting on...
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Chicago Cubs sign veteran catcher Yan Gomes to two-year contract

The hot stove is smoking as teams participate in an early offseason scramble to sign free agents ahead of the non-tender deadline, at which point we may see a lockout. It appears that front offices around baseball have tacitly agreed that this means sign early and sign often in terms of free agents, and the Cubs have made a few small moves, but now appear to be gearing up for more.
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