Jul 27, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians batter Yan Gomes (10) singles in a run against the Kansas City Royals during the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Yan Gomes Close To Return, Update On Injured Indians

Yan Gomes Could Return By Friday

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona spoke to the media prior to Tuesday evenings contest between against the Chicago White Sox and provided an update on Yan Gomes and David Murphy.

It appears as if Yan Gomes, currently on the 7-day concussion list, could be ready to return to the lineup Friday night when the Tribe takes on the Kansas City Royals  (Video Courtesy Cleveland.com).

“Yan is having a really good day, His eyes look a lot clearer.” Francona said.  “I don’t want to be unfair to him, but I’d surprised if he’s not raring to go by Friday and Friday is his day.  Unless he has a setback, he should be ready Friday.” – cleveland.com

David Murphy is travelling with the team and is taking swings off a tee as he returns to baseball activity. Although he appears ahead of schedule the plan has not been altered and an expected mid-September return is anticipated.

“I’m starting to do baseball activities more and more and at that point they said I could travel,” said Murphy. “I still don’t know how close I am to a rehab assignment.” – cleveland.com

Jason Giambi who has been on the disabled list due to “Old Age” since June 12th began his rehab assignment with the Indians Double-A affiliate Akron RubberDucks as the designated hitter and batting cleanup. Midway through the Ducks contest with the Trenton Thunder he is o for 2 striking out both times.

Ryan Raburn has had a difficult time during his rehab stint going 1 for 14 with the Indians Triple-A affiliate Columbus Clippers.

Tags: Cleveland Indians David Murphy Jason Giambi Ryan Raburn Yan Gomes

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