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Gomes is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Athletics.

After starting behind the plate each of the last five days, Gomes will give way to Roberto Perez on Saturday. The Indians are committed to having Gomes as their starting backstop, but Perez has surprisingly been the far more effective batter this season, posting a walk-heavy .218/.340/.412 slash line.

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Gomes is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

Gomes will be spelled by Roberto Perez after catching the last three games for the Indians. Since returning from a knee injury that shelved him for much of the first two months of the season, Gomes is batting .229 with three homers and nine RBI over 111 plate appearances.

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Gomes is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Paul Hoynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports.

Gomes followed up a three-hit performance Monday with a dud Tuesday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Roberto Perez will give him a break Wednesday, catching Carlos Corrasco and batting ninth for the Indians.

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Gomes is out of the lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Orioles, MLB.com reports.

Unsurprisingly, Gomes will get a breather in favor of backup Roberto Perez after catching the first nine innings of the doubleheader in Game 1. He went 0-for-3 in the 4-0 loss, dropping his season average to .192.

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Gomes (neck) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

Gomes has started once since June 19 due to a stiff neck, but he is feeling good enough to take the field Wednesday. Gomes will catch Danny Salazar and hit seventh in the Indians' batting order.

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Gomes (neck) is out of the lineup Tuesday against Detroit.

Tuesday marks Gomes' third straight game out of the lineup due to neck stiffness. Manager Terry Francona said Monday that he believes Gomes could return to the lineup at some point in the Indians' series against the Tigers, but that return won't be Tuesday. Roberto Perez will take Gomes' place behind the plate Tuesday.

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Manager Terry Francona hopes to get Gomes (neck) back in the lineup this series, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

After playing through a stiff neck Saturday, Francona admitted that he may have rushed him back by playing him on Saturday. With Gomes out of the lineup on Monday, Roberto Perez makes another start behind the dish.

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Gomes is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays.

Gomes was fanned twice in Saturday's return to the lineup after resting Friday due to a stiff neck. He's 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in his career against Sunday's starter, Alex Colome, and will once again take a seat in favor of Roberto Perez.

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Gomes went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Gomes didn't bat in the ninth due to Terry Francona opting to throw a left-handed batter against Brad Boxberger. If Friday's day off is counted as rest for the catcher, it's likely Gomes doesn't rest again for the next four games or so given how the Indians have handled him and backup Roberto Perez.

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Gomes (neck) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Rays and will bat sixth.

Gomes left Thursday's game due to neck stiffness, and the issue forced him out of the lineup Friday. The fact that he's going straight back to his catching duties, rather than DH'ing, indicates that Gomes is back to healthy and the neck stiffness isn't a reason for concern.