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Gomes upgrades to Kevlar-coated cup after groin injury

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You can't blame Yan Gomes for being careful.

The Cleveland Indians catcher fell victim to a foul tip to the groin June 7 that caused him to miss two full games with a testicular contusion. Gomes, though, isn't taking any chances going forward:

For the unaware, Kevlar is the same material used in bulletproof armor, so you'd like to think the backstop is covered from any further injuries.

Teammate Juan Uribe - who hasn't played since Sunday with his own groin injury after an unlucky grounder off the bat of Mike Trout - is still on the search for proper-fitting protection:

Gomes will be in the Indians' lineup when they take on the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Uribe, still sore, is not.

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