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Indians add catcher Brett Hayes to roster, move needed with Yan Gomes out at least 6 weeks


CLEVELAND — The Indians have selected the contract of catcher Brett Hayes from Triple-A Columbus, a needed move with Yan Gomes injured and expected to miss six weeks.

Hayes began the season with the Clippers, and didn't get a hit in five at-bats. The Indians signed him to a minor league free-agent contract in December. He was with Kansas City's organization in 2014.

Cleveland had to bring up a backup catcher after Gomes sprained a knee ligament on Saturday when he was injured while making a play at the plate. Roberto Perez is starting while Gomes is out.

To make room for Hayes, the Indians designated right-hander Shaun Marcum for assignment. He pitched for the first time in a major league since 2013 on Sunday against Detroit.

The club also signed free agent right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (YO-lease chah-SEEN) to a minor league deal.

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