Bucs' Baseball Standout Makes Return To Miami

Bucs' Baseball Standout Makes Return To Miami
Former Buccaneer star Yan Gomes has belted seven homers for the Indians in 45 games.

MIAMI, Fla. – Major League Baseball’s first-ever Brazilian born player and former Barry University standout Yan Gomes is making his return to Miami as the Cleveland Indians look to keep their postseason hopes alive in a three-game series against the Marlins this Friday-Sunday, Aug. 2-4.

After three seasons in the minor leagues, Gomes finally broke into the majors with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012, playing in 43 games. This spring, he has elevated his game and is now hitting .291 with seven homers in 45 games with the Indians.

A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Gomes spent much of his childhood in Miami where he attended Southridge High School and the University of Tennessee before leading Barry to their first-ever Sunshine State Conference championship in 2009. He became the Bucs' first consensus All-American after hitting .405 with 21 homers and 92 RBI.

Buccaneer fans can follow Yan’s progress online through MLB.COM. The Indians and Marlins play Friday and Saturday (both at 7:10 p.m.) and finish with a matinee matchup on Sunday at 1:10 p.m.

The games will be aired by Fox Sports-Florida and local radio broadcast WAXY 790AM/104.3FM, WAQI 710b.

Tickets for the games can be found on the Miami Marlins’ website, CLICK HERE.