Yan Gomes was headed to the Minor Leagues for Opening Day one year ago, hoping he might get a taste of the big leagues at some point with the Indians. Not only did Gomes get his opportunity, he seized the starting catching job and gave Cleveland one of its best stories from its memorable summer. The Indians signed Gomes to a six-year, $23 million contract extension, pending the completion of a physical. "He's become a force," Indians manager Terry Francona said of Gomes during Spring Training.
Brandt Snedeker went one better than his last two results after triumphing in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in California. Snedeker finished runner-up to Tiger Woods in the Farmers Insurance Open as well as to Phil Mickelson at the Phoenix Open in the last couple of weeks and he needed to be at his best on Sunday to record his first victory of the season. The American rose to the occasion with a brilliant seven under par 65 at the Pebble Beach course to finish on 19 under for the tournament, which was enough to seal victory by two strokes over compatriot Chris Kirk. 'Feels great to finish one,' said Snedeker to the PGA Tour's official website. 'The last two weeks, playing great but running into two Hall of Famers really motivated me to go out (and prove) that I can play good and handle the lead.