Indians’ catcher Yan Gomes out 6 to 8 weeks; season likely over

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Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians walks to the dugout against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning at Progressive Field on April 20, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Mariners defeated the Indians 2-1. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND— Indians catcher Yan Gomes will miss six to eight weeks with a broken right wrist, likely ending his injury-plagued season.

Gomes sustained a non-displaced fracture when he was hit by a pitch Wednesday night while on a rehab assignment for Double-A Akron. He was examined by a hand specialist Friday and will not need surgery.

Gomes appeared to be a game away from rejoining the Indians when his latest injury occurred. He separated his right shoulder on July 17 when he fell trying to beat out a play at first base in Minnesota.

The Indians, who lead the AL Central by seven games, planned to activate Gomes to catch Corey Kluber in the opener of a three-game series against Detroit on Friday.

Gomes also had a difficult season at the plate, batting .165 with eight homers and 32 RBIs in 71 games.

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