"Gomes is DHing tonight, catching nine [innings] tomorrow, and assuming all goes like it's been going, there's a pretty good chance he'll catch for us on Sunday," manager Terry Francona said Thursday. "I would say that's realistic. We kind of reserve the right to [change]."
Originally, Francona was hoping Gomes could be the lineup for the opener of the Reds series on Friday, but he was convinced by trainer James Quinlan that a more cautious approach was the way to go.
"I'd rather be two days late then make a mistake," Francona said.
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