Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes left Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Twins because of a right shoulder injury.
Gomes suffered the injury when he fell and landed awkwardly on his shoulder while running to first base. Gomes’ right arm was put in a sling, and he was carted off the field.
The Indians announced that Gomes would have his injury evaluated further on Monday in Cleveland.
Before the injury, Gomes was 1-for-2 Sunday to raise his average this season to .165.
Gomes’ hit, a double, snapped an 0-for-27 hitless streak. The ball hit the foot of Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson and trickled into the outfield through a hole at shortstop, allowing Gomes to reach second base.
On Saturday, the Indians held what second baseman Jason Kipnis described as a “sacrificial ceremony” for Gomes in the clubhouse before their game against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis.
They took a page from the movie “Major League,” including a chicken offering to the baseball gods and Jobu.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.