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Josh Tomlin | Starting Pitcher | #43

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas Tech
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 19 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Josh Tomlin delivered a strong performance in Friday's victory over the Tigers, hurling 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball.
The veteran right-hander scattered just four hits and a walk on the night while striking out four. Tomlin has been outstanding through his first two starts, registering a 1.54 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 10/1 K/BB ratio. He'll look to continue that dominance when he does battle against the Twins in Minnesota on Wednesday. Apr 22 - 10:22 PM

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Josh Tomlin left Saturday's game against the Mets with a right hamstring cramp.

He came out after throwing 76 pitches. Tomlin noticed something was wrong when he threw a warmup pitch before the sixth inning. After getting looked at by a trainer, the Indians decided his day was done. Tomlin allowed four hits and one run over five innings in his season debut. He also contributed six strikeouts without allowing a walk. At this point, it's unclear if Tomlin will be able to make his next start Friday against Detroit.
Apr 16 - 6:24 PM

Josh Tomlin's turn in the Indians' rotation will be skipped following Sunday's rainout.

That means Tomlin won't make his first start of the season until April 16 after winning the club's No. 5 starter spot. He'll be available out of the bullpen until then.
Apr 10 - 1:38 PM

Josh Tomlin will begin the year as the Indians' fifth starter.

He got the nod over Trevor Bauer, who will pitch out of the bullpen. Tomlin helped his case Tuesday by tossing six scoreless innings against the Mariners, with 10 strikeouts and no walks. The Indians are willing to give him a shot after he posted a 3.02 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 1.1 BB/9 over 10 starts after returning from shoulder surgery last year.
Mar 30 - 1:38 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona indicated Sunday that Josh Tomlin could be used out of the bullpen, as well as the starting rotation, in April.

With five off-days in the first 29 days of the season, the Indians will be limited as to how much they need to use a five-man rotation. Francona sounds as though they could skip the fifth starter's spot wherever possible and utilize Tomlin out of the bullpen for the season's first month.
Mar 20 - 9:44 PM

Josh Tomlin was tagged for three runs over 3 1/3 innings of work Friday against the Athletics.

Tomlin was in trouble throughout. He faced 20 batters and gave up 10 hits and one walk. The 31-year-old now owns a 7.15 ERA over five appearances (three starts) this spring, but he figures to go into the season with a rotation spot.
Mar 18 - 9:16 PM

Josh Tomlin started the Indians' Cactus League opener Tuesday against the Reds, yielding three hits and one earned run in one inning of work.

It wasn't the most ideal spring debut for Tomlin, but nobody is really looking at the results at this point. The right-hander will try to become an anchor for the Cleveland rotation this season behind established studs Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, and Danny Salazar. Tomlin had a promising 3.02 ERA and 57/8 K/BB ratio in 65 innings down the stretch last year after returning in mid-August from right shoulder surgery.
Mar 1 - 6:05 PM

Josh Tomlin will start the Indians' Cactus League opener against the Reds on March 1.

While Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, and Danny Salazar understandably get most of the attention in this rotation, Tomlin quietly posted a 3.02 ERA and 57/8 K/BB ratio in 65 2/3 innings over 10 starts after returning from shoulder surgery last season. He's going into spring training with a rotation spot to lose.
Feb 23 - 10:33 AM

Indians signed RHP Josh Tomlin to a two-year, $5.5 million extension with a club option for 2018.

The two sides already agreed to a one-year deal earlier this month to avoid arbitration, so the extension buys out at least his first year of free agency. He'll make $2.25 million in 2016 and $2.5 million in 2017 while the club option is worth $3 million and carries a $750,000 buyout. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the deal could max out at $12 million if the option is picked up and all incentives are met. After getting a late start following shoulder surgery, Tomlin posted an impressive 3.02 ERA and 57/8 K/BB ratio in 65 2/3 innings across 10 starts last season. He's solid rotation depth for Cleveland.
Jan 26 - 12:11 PM

Indians and RHP Josh Tomlin avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.

Tomlin put up a surprising 3.02 ERA over 10 starts with the Indians in 2015 after making his way back from shoulder surgery. He's in line for a rotation spot again in 2016 in what will be his walk year.
Jan 15 - 1:50 PM

Making his final start of the season on Friday, Josh Tomlin held the Red Sox to two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Tomlin whiffed five and walked two. Both runs on his line came in the fourth inning, when David Ortiz whacked a two-run homer. With this start in the books, we can put a pretty little bow on the 30-year-old right-hander's 2015 season. It was a strong one, as he pitched to a 3.02 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 57/8 K/BB ratio over 65 2/3 innings.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 10:20:00 PM

Josh Tomlin pitched ineffectively during Saturday's win over the Royals, surrendering five runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings.

Tomlin neither walked nor struck out a batter in the contest. Three of the five runs on his line scored in the fourth inning, keyed by a two-run double off the bat of Salvador Perez. The 30-year-old right-hander will carry a still-shiny 3.03 ERA and 0.81 WHIP into his final start of the season, a home date with the Twins.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 10:27:00 PM

Josh Tomlin kept the White Sox off the board over 5 2/3 innings to snag the win on Sunday.

Tomlin entered the start with a 44/3 K/BB ratio in 50 innings. Stunningly, he matched that walk total in his start on Sunday. He worked around those and four hits with eight strikeouts. Tomlin, in eight starts, has a 2.43 ERA, a 0.74 WHIP, and a 52/6 K/BB ratio over 55 2/3 innings now. He'll have to deal with the Royals in a road start next.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 05:07:00 PM

Josh Tomlin tossed a complete game against the Royals on Tuesday, allowing two runs in a loss.

Tomlin gave up just four hits, but they were well-timed by Royals hitters -- they strung together three hits in the second inning for one of their runs, and the other came on an Alex Rios solo homer. Tomlin struck out six in the effort. It was the most recent showing in what has been a strong, if abbreviated, year for the right-hander, who had won five straight decisions before Tuesday's setback. Tomlin will carry a 5-2 record, 2.70 ERA and 0.68 WHIP into Sunday's contest against the White Sox.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 10:01:00 PM

Josh Tomlin allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings but picked up the win on Wednesday versus the White Sox.

Tomlin limited the White Sox to one run on a Trayce Thompson solo home run in the second inning, but he faltered in the sixth. Tyler Saladino and Jose Abreu hit back-to-back solo home runs to cut the deficit to 4-3. The right-hander got Melky Cabrera out, but gave up a single to Avisail Garcia before departing. Tomlin allowed five hits overall, walked none, and struck out six. With six starts under his belt, he has an impressive 2.85 ERA with a 0.73 WHIP and a 38/3 K/BB ratio over 41 innings. He'll take on the Royals at home his next time out.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 11:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
3Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Kyle Crockett