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Indians Manager Terry Francona Gives Injury Updates on C Yan Gomes and P Josh Tomlin

CLEVELAND – Sunday the Indians got some good news about their All-Star catcher Yan Gomes, who suffered a hamstring injury during Friday’s loss at home to the Angels.

Gomes left the game in the 4th inning, the injury was suffered in the second inning when he was running to second base on a ground ball.

Today manager Terry Francona said that Gomes is “doing better,” according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com but that he likely won’t return to the lineup until at least Tuesday when the team is at home against the Minnesota Twins.

Gomes is hitting .243 with 11 homers and 35 runs batted in this season.

Francona also gave an update on injured pitcher Josh Tomlin, who has been on the disabled list since July 10th with a hamstring strain.

Tomlin will pitch on Wednesday in Akron with the Rubberducks in a home meeting with Reading. The Tribe reliever is 0-5 this season with a 6.98 ERA.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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