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Yan Gomes placed on disabled list with right knee sprain

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Via Nick Camino of radio station WTAM in Cleveland ...

#Indians place Yan Gomes on 15-day DL with right knee sprain.

— Nick Camino (@NickCaminoWTAM) April 12, 2015

Gomes suffered the sprain Saturday when Rajai Davis slid into his right leg at home plate. The Indians note on their official Twitter account that the full extent of the injury is still being determined. It looked bad.

Cleveland did not call up a catcher on Sunday morning, so slugger Carlos Santana will presumably serve as the emergency backup to new starting backstop Roberto Perez. Gomes, 27, had 21 home runs and 74 RBI in 135 games last season for the Tribe. This is a big loss for a team that has championship aspirations.

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