Cleveland is content with the Gomes-Perez catching tandem, especially given the above-average defense offered by both players and the rapport they have built with one of the Majors' best pitching staffs. It is worth noting, however, that Gomes (signed through 2019 with two club options) and Perez (signed through '20 with two club options) are under contractual control for several more seasons.
Under the circumstances, Cleveland does not feel that it will hurt to get Mejia experience at another position.
"We'll get him in a setting where he can get some exposure to third base," Chernoff said. "And then, hopefully he can carry that into winter ball after that, or into Spring Training. He's had a Jason Kipnis Jerseys great year developmentally as a catcher and now has potentially increased his versatility."
Through 90 games at Double-A this year, the switch-hitting Mejia has turned in a .300/.349/.499 slash line with 14 home runs, 21 doubles, 51 RBIs and 51 runs. Mejia was named to the SiriusXM All-Star Cleveland Indians Jerseys Futures Game World roster in each of the past two seasons and last year made headlines with a 50-game hitting streak.
Joining Mejia on Glendale's AFL roster will be Akron first baseman Bobby Bradley (No. 3 on the Indians' Top 30 Prospects list) and infielder Tyler Krieger (No. 20). Class A Advanced Lynchburg will be sending pitchers Argenis Angulo, Sean Brady and Luke Eubank, as well as outfielder Ka'ai Tom. Double-A Francisco Lindor Jerseys pitcher Leandro Linares will also be on the roster. Lynchburg hitting coach Kevin Howard will be on the Desert Dogs' coaching staff.
Indians outfielder Bradley Zimmer -- a member of the 2016 AFL-champion Mesa Solar Sox team -- said he got a lot out of his time in the Fall League.
"I had an awesome time," Zimmer said. "At that time of the year, those are Andrew Miller Jerseys the only guys that are still playing baseball. Even after the playoffs in the big leagues, they're still playing. I think you can take it one of two ways. You can look at it as, 'I'm still playing baseball, this is brutal,' or, 'I'm still playing baseball, I can get better.' I think it's extremely beneficial."
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