The Indians have traded catcher Yan Gomes to the Nationals.
Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports was the first to report the news.
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
The Nationals are sending minor league outfielder Michael Taylor to the Tribe in return.
Gomes, an All-Star in 2018, played in 112 games for the Indians this season. The 31-year-old hit .266 with 16 HRs and 48 RBIs.
Roberto Perez now seems the heir apparent to the starting catcher position.