CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians All-Star catcher Yan Gomes has been traded to the Washington Nationals.
The Indians and Nationals both made it official on Twitter Friday evening.
The Indians said, “We have acquired RHP Jefry Rodriguez, RF Daniel Johnson and a player to be named later from the Nationals in exchange for C Yan Gomes.”
We have acquired RHP Jefry Rodriguez, RF Daniel Johnson, and a player to be named later from the Nationals in exchange for C Yan Gomes. pic.twitter.com/kLm7Bdz80n
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) December 1, 2018
The #Nats have acquired catcher Yan Gomes from the Cleveland Indians.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) December 1, 2018
MLB Network’s Jon Heyman first reported the news and said minor league right fielder Daniel Johnson would be coming to the Indians.
Yan Gomes is being acquired by the #Nats. Gives them a nice catching combo with Suzuki. Minor League RF Daniel Johnson going the other way to #Indians . (sorry if you saw earlier that mentioned Michael Taylor; he's not involved)
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 30, 2018
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30, 2018
Gomes, 31, had one of his most consistent seasons in 2018, with 16 homers; he made the All-Star team for the first time.