Cubs, catcher Yan Gomes agree to $13 million, 2-year deal, source says

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes celebrates after Houston Astros' Michael Brantley strikes out to end Game 7 of the World Series. Gomes has agreed to a two-year, $13 million deal with the Cubs, sources tell The Associated Press.

    Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes celebrates after Houston Astros' Michael Brantley strikes out to end Game 7 of the World Series. Gomes has agreed to a two-year, $13 million deal with the Cubs, sources tell The Associated Press. Associated Press/Oct. 30, 2019

 
 
Updated 11/30/2021 1:18 PM

The 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.

 

The 34-year-old Gomes played for Washington and Oakland this year, batting .252 with 14 homers and 52 RBIs in 103 games.

A person with direct knowledge of the contract confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because it had not been finalized.

Gomes was selected by Toronto in the 10th round of the 2009 amateur draft and broke into the majors with the Blue Jays in 2012. He is a .247 hitter with 117 homers and 416 RBIs in 882 games, spending most of his big league career with Cleveland.

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