The Indians placed catcher Lou Marson on the 15-Day disabled list with a cervical neck strain.
To replace Marson, the Indians recalled catcher Yan Gomes and selected the contract of catcher Omir Santos from Triple-A Columbus.
The Indians are short at catcher not only because of Marson's injury, but the injury to Carlos Santana's left hand. Santana took a fastball from Chris Perez to his hand in the ninth inning of Monday's 11-6 loss to the Yankees.
Marson was injured in a collision at home plate on Saturday night in Tampa Bay and has been limited to one-inning of emergency duty since the third inning on April 6. This marks his first career stint on the Major League DL.
Gomes opened the year in Columbus after being optioned out of spring training on March 25 and has appeared in four games with the Clippers. He hit .407 (11-27) this spring with five doubles, one homer and seven RBI's in 15 games after being acquired along with Mike Aviles from Toronto in November.
Santos was a non-roster invitee to Major League camp after signing with Cleveland on February 5. He appeared in 17 games this spring, hitting .375 with four doubles, one home run and 6 RBI's before being re-assigned to AAA Columbus on March 31. He has appeared in two games for the Clippers (0-3, RS, RBI) so far this year.
The team also designated reliever Robert Whitenack has been designated for assignment to make room for Santos. Whitenack was claimed off of waivers from the Cubs on April 3.
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