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Marson likely to be activated off DL on Wednesday

Marson likely to be activated off DL on Wednesday

CHICAGO -- Backup catcher Lou Marson was back with the team on Tuesday, feeling better and itching to get back on the field.

As things currently stand, Cleveland is planning on activating Marson from the 15-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game against the White Sox. It is possible that Marson will play, considering Chicago will be starting lefty Jose Quintana and Tribe catcher Carlos Santana was feeling under the weather on Tuesday.

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Cleveland has not announced the corresponding move to add Marson back to the roster, but it is possible that catcher Yan Gomes will be sent back to Triple-A Columbus. If that is the going to be the case, Gomes is understanding of Cleveland's desire to keep him playing regularly rather than gathering rust in a bench role.

"It's their decision," Gomes said on Tuesday. "It's not like I can say anything about it, but I'll be happy either way just to be playing. I've had a great time here, man. It's a great team, a great atmosphere, a great organization and a great staff. Everything has been awesome."

Gomes was called up from Triple-A on April 9, when Marson landed on the 15-day DL with a strained neck due to a collision at home plate on April 6.

In six games with Cleveland since being summoned from Columbus, the 25-year-old Gomes has hit .211 (4-for-19) with one triple, two home runs and three RBIs. Gomes has thrown out the only two runners to attempt to steal against him, and he has posted a 3.52 catcher's ERA in his 46 innings behind the plate.

Gomes, who played multiple positions last season between five stints with the Blue Jays, has enjoyed the Indians' decision to keep him behind the plate on a regular basis.

"Absolutely," Gomes said. "It almost turns out to be a little easier for me, especially not having to work on so many positions. I can focus on one. They've made it pretty clear with me and I like that. I like the honesty. They let me know what they really want from me."

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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