Report: Cubs, Yan Gomes agree to two-year, $13M deal
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Report: Cubs, one-time All-Star C Yan Gomes agree to two-year, $13 million deal

The Chicago Cubs are adding a new backstop for the 2022 MLB season.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic had further details on Gomes' contract with the Cubs.

After debuting with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012, Gomes was traded to the then-Cleveland Indians in the offseason. Gomes spent the next six seasons in Cleveland, setting career-highs in home runs (21), RBI (74), hits (135), runs scored (61) and total bases (229) across a career-high 518 plate appearances in 135 games during the 2014 campaign.

Gomes earned a Silver Slugger award that season and in 2018 during his final season in Cleveland, was named an All-Star. Gomes finished 2018 with 16 home runs and 48 RBI in 112 games that year.

The 34-year-old was traded to the Washington Nationals in the offseason heading into 2019 and split time with Kurt Suzuki behind the dish that season, earning a World Series title. Gomes spent the 2020 pandemic-shortened season with Washington and was moved to the Oakland Athletics at the 2021 trade deadline.

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