Yan Gomes, a Brazilian-American professional baseball catcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball, was born on July 19, 1987.
He played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Washington Nationals, and Oakland Athletics in the past.
Gomes was selected in the tenth round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Blue Jays. In 2012, he made his Major League Baseball debut, becoming the first Brazilian-born player in the league’s history.
From 2012 to 2018, he was a member of the Blue Jays and the Indians. He was traded to the Washington Nationals before the 2019 season and helped them win the World Series against the Houston Astros.
Gomes led the Brazilian national team to its first World Baseball Classic berth by leading them through the 2013 World Baseball Classic qualification round.
Gomes was Brazil’s lone Major Leaguer for the qualifications, and he helped his team advance despite the fact that the other teams in the pool had many Major Leaguers at the time.
He skipped the 2013 World Baseball Classic in order to concentrate on earning a position on the Indians’ Opening Day roster.
Yan Gomes Height, Salary, Net Worth, Contract, Stats
|Net Worth||$23 million|
|Contract||Gomes signed a two-year, $13 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, with $13 million guaranteed and a $6,500,000 average yearly salary.|