CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians catcher Yan Gomes has been diagnosed with a concussion and there's no timetable for when he'll return to the lineup.
Manager Terry Francona said team doctors don't think at this time that Gomes will have to be placed on the seven-day concussion list. Francona said he turned down Gomes' request to play Friday night against Houston and that the catcher would attempt some light pregame activities.
Gomes was hit on the mask after a pitch deflected off Minnesota's Kurt Suzuki on Thursday. Gomes remained in the game, but felt ill and was removed the following inning.
Roberto Perez is starting at catcher Friday and Francona said first baseman Carlos Santana could play a few innings behind the plate if necessary.
Gomes is batting .284 with 17 homers and 53 RBIs.

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