CHICAGO (AP) -The Cleveland Indians on Thursday claimed infielder Chris Gomez on trade waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.
The 36-year-old Gomez was batting .302 with a homer and 16 RBIs in 73 games for the Orioles. He has made starts at all four infield positions and is expected to join the Indians on Friday.
``He's going to play all over,'' Indians manager Eric Wedge said Thursday.
Gomez is a career .261 hitter with 59 homers and 461 RBIs in 15 seasons. He broke in with the Detroit Tigers in 1993. Detroit selected him in the third round of the 1992 draft.
Cleveland also sent infielder/outfielder Russell Branyan to the Philadelphia Phillies for cash Thursday.
The Indians also outrighted infielder Mike Rouse to Triple-A Buffalo, released right-hander Fernando Cabrera and assigned outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Gulf Coast League roster in Winter Haven, Fla.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Dodgers Win Total Prediction Will the Los Angeles Dodgersbe the team to beat in the National League in 2017? Here’s our pick for their win total this season.
Thumbnail Angels Win Total Prediction Can the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season this year? Here’s our breakdown of the win...
Thumbnail Houston Astros Win Total Prediction The Houston Astros flirted with a playoff appearance in 2016. Can they have a successful season in 2017?
Thumbnail Rockies Win Total Prediction Will the 2017 season be the one where the Colorado Rockies make a move to be a winning team?
Thumbnail World Baseball Classic Final Prediction Will the USA knock off Puerto Rico tonight in the World Baseball Classic Championship at 9:00PM ET?

MLB Team Pages