The Indians activated catcher Yan Gomes from the disabled list on Sunday and designated fellow backstop Brett Hayes for assignment. Gomes was inserted into the lineup behind the plate and batting seventh for the series finale with the Reds.
Gomes, last year's Silver Slugger Award winner, has been on the DL since April 12 with a sprained MCL in his right knee, after being injured during a play at the plate the previous day against the Tigers. He was hitting .150 over the first five games of the season before getting hurt. Gomes hit .333 (4-for-12) during a four-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus.