MINNEAPOLIS — Yan Gomes found it difficult on Sunday to celebrate the Cleveland Indians’ 6-1 win over Minnesota on Sunday with his right arm in a sling.

Gomes snapped an 0-for-27 hitless skid in the third inning with a double that went off the foot of Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson and trickled into the outfield through a hole at shortstop. Two innings later, he was carted off the field with a right shoulder injury.

Running out a grounder, Gomes stepped awkwardly on first base as he tried to avoid the swipe tag of first baseman Kennys Vargas, who was pulled off the bag on the throw from third baseman Eduardo Nunez. Gomes landed on his shoulder as he tumbled to the ground.

“As far as I know it’s kind of like a shoulder separation,” he said. “I’m going to Cleveland to be checked out and we’ll know more later.”

Manager Terry Francona said Gomes, who has started 63 games behind the plate, will end up on the disabled list with a corresponding roster move forthcoming, most likely a recall of Roberto Perez, who left Triple-A Columbus’ game Sunday.

REDS: Cincinnati optioned pitcher John Lamb to Triple-A Louisville and recalled outfielder Kyle Waldrop.

Lamb is 1-7 with a 6.43 ERA after allowing nine runs in two innings of the Reds’ 9-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. He was 0-4 over his last eight starts since his only win on June 1 at Colorado.

Royals: Manager Ned Yost said Lorenzo Cain (left hamstring strain) is “progressing” but that the outfielder feels he’s still somewhere between 75 and 80 percent.

“For a speed guy, still not quite right, so we’re just hoping that in the middle of next week, early next week, we might be able to get him out on a rehab,” Yost said.

Giants: Manager Bruce Bochy said outfielder Hunter Pence, on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, took Sunday off during his rehab assignment after getting hit by a pitch on Saturday.

“We’re just being cautious here,” Bochy said. “He feels fine. He’s feeling like he could play but we feel it’s best if he takes today off and plays tomorrow.”

Arizona: Mike Freeman made his major league debut after 3,149 plate appearances in the minors in the Diamondbacks’ 6-5 win over the Dodgers.

The 28-year-old utility player, who was in his seventh minor league season before his contract was selected by the Diamondbacks from Triple-A Reno, was in the lineup in right field. He struck out three times and walked.

RANGERS: Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (back) was out of the lineup for a third straight game, but the team isn’t considering putting him on the DL just yet.