Player Page

Josh Tomlin | Starting Pitcher | #43

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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

Latest News

Recent News

Josh Tomlin could not keep the ball in the park in Saturday's Cactus League dance with the White Sox, yielding four home runs and five total runs over 6 1/3 innings.
All five of the runs on Tomlin's line touched home via the long ball, with Jacob May, Cody Asche and Jose Abreu bopping solo taters in the first, second and sixth innings and Evereth Cabrera polishing off matters with a two-run dinger in the seventh. While Tomlin has surrendered at least two runs in each of his last three spring starts, he is already assured of a spot at the back of the rotation. Saturday's was not the most encouraging of outings. Mar 25 - 6:59 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Josh Tomlin held the Diamondbacks to two runs over five innings Sunday in Cactus League play.

Tomlin was knocked around for six runs -- five earned -- over just three innings in his last Cactus League start against the Giants, so this outing was a refreshing sight. He struck out six, walked none, and gave up only two hits -- one being a homer to Chris Herrmann. Tomlin is locked into a spot near the back end of the Indians' rotation.
Mar 19 - 5:55 PM

Josh Tomlin was knocked around for six runs -- five earned -- over just three innings in a rough Cactus League outing Tuesday versus the Giants.

Tomlin gave up five runs in the first and one more in the second, with Jarrett Parker and Justin Ruggiano providing separate two-run homers. That the right-hander made it through three innings is actually kind of impressive. Tomlin is locked into a spot in the Indians' Opening Day rotation, but he makes for an uninspiring fantasy option for 2017.
Mar 14 - 6:05 PM

Josh Tomlin spun 3 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball against the Angels on Thursday.

He gave up three hits without a walk and fanned one batter. The 32-year-old made 29 starts for the Indians last year, going 13-9 with a 4.40 ERA. He figures to be Cleveland's fourth or fifth starter this year.
Mar 9 - 7:56 PM

Josh Tomlin was charged with six earned runs over 2 1/3 innings as the Indians lost Game 6 of the World Series to the Cubs on Tuesday night.

Tomlin retired the first two batters he faced, but No. 3 hitter Kris Bryant launched a 433-foot blast to left-center field to open the night's scoring and two more runs crossed the plate following a misplay in right field by Tyler Naquin and Lonnie Chisenhall. Addison Russell then slugged a grand slam in the top of the third, putting the game out of reach early. Tomlin entered his Game 6 start with a 1.76 ERA in 15 1/3 postseason innings. He left it with a 4.58 postseason ERA.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 11:42:00 PM

Josh Tomlin pitched well in a no-decision against the Cubs in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, scattering just two hits and a walk over 4 2/3 scoreless innings.

Tomlin punched out one on the evening. He was lifted after throwing just 58 pitches, as manager Terry Francona turned to Andrew Miller to get Miguel Montero with a man on second base and two outs in the fifth inning. Tomlin has been outstanding throughout the postseason, registering a 1.76 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 11/3 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings. He'll get the ball again in Game 6.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 11:47:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona announced Sunday that Josh Tomlin will start Game 3 of the World Series against the Cubs.

Francona did mention that Tomlin could be pushed up to Game 2 in the event that Trevor Bauer's lacerated pinky finger isn't ready to go. Tomlin owns a 2.53 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 10/3 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings in his two starts this postseason (both victories).
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 06:23:00 PM

Josh Tomlin yielded three hits, two walks and one run while providing six strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in the Indians' win over the Blue Jays Saturday in Game 2 of the ALCS.

With Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar injured, the Indians needed someone besides Corey Kluber to step up. Tomlin answered the bell with a terrific Game 2, outdueling 20-game winner J.A. Happ. Tomlin has a tendency to give up the long ball, which was definitely a concern against Toronto’s stacked lineup. But instead of feeding the Blue Jays fastballs, Tomlin stuck with his breaking ball, which resulted in 10 groundouts. Cleveland’s elite bullpen did the rest with Bryan Shaw, Andrew Miller and Cody Allen combining for 3 1/3 scoreless innings. The Indians are now 5-0 in the postseason and 2-0 to begin the ALCS. Trevor Bauer will draw the start Monday in Game 3 at Rogers Centre.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 07:27:00 PM

Josh Tomlin limited the Red Sox to two runs over five-plus innings as the Indians won ALDS Game 3 on Monday 4-3.

The Red Sox were back at Fenway Park and facing elimination in a game that didn't seem to set up well for Tomlin. However, the soft-tossing right-hander limited Boston to just four hits and one walk, with one of the two runs being charged to him after he was pulled. Andrew Miller, Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen took it the rest of the way, closing out the one-run win to advance the Tribe to the ALCS. They'll play Game 1 against the Blue Jays on Friday.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 10:57:00 PM

Josh Tomlin held the Royals to two earned runs over 7 1/3 innings Sunday in the Indians' 3-2 victory.

Tomlin gave up an RBI double to Whit Merrifield in the bottom of the first inning and a solo home run to Cheslor Cuthbert in the bottom of the fifth, but he was otherwise steady in his final regular-season outing. The right-hander walked none and struck out three. He's lined up to start Game 3 of the ALDS versus the Red Sox.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 05:58:00 PM

Josh Tomlin will start Game 3 of the ALDS against the Red Sox.

The Indians don't really have any other options with Danny Salazar (forearm) and Carlos Carrasco (hand) still recovering from injuries. Tomlin got off to a hot start this year but has fallen off the map with a dismal second half (3-7, 5.94 ERA). Trevor Bauer and Corey Kluber will start Games 1 and 2 for Cleveland.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 09:49:00 PM

Josh Tomlin was dealt a tough-luck loss Sunday, yielding two runs -- one earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the White Sox.

He struck out just one on the day, but Tomlin was good in this one with just five hits allowed and no walks. However, unfortunately for Tomlin and the Indians, Carlos Rodon was dominant. Tomlin has been much better since re-entering the rotation, permitting just one earned run in each of his three outings. He'll conclude his regular season with a start versus the Royals.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 04:12:00 PM

Josh Tomlin limited the Royals to just one run across 6 2/3 innings but settled for a no-decision in a 2-1 victory.

He matched zeroes with Edinson Volquez for much of the night, as it was 1-1 headed into the ninth when Brandon Guyer ended it with a walk-off RBI double. Tomlin has pitched well in each of his two starts since rejoining the Tribe's rotation, yielding just two runs over 11 2/3 innings. He'll try to keep it going against the White Sox on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 10:19:00 PM

Josh Tomlin held the White Sox to one run in five innings to prevail Wednesday in his return to the rotation.

Tomlin hadn't started since getting blasted by the Rangers on Aug. 25. The win tonight was his first in six starts since July 30, and it'll ensure that he stays in the rotation for now. He'll get the Royals if the Indians stay in rotation next week or the White Sox again if they push him back after the off day Monday. He should be worth using in AL-only leagues either way.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 11:47:00 PM

Josh Tomlin will have his next turn in the rotation skipped.

Tomlin had been scheduled to start at some point early next week, but plans changed after he was rocked for four runs in just 1 2/3 innings by the Twins last time he toed the rubber. The 32-year-old right-hander holds a rough 11.48 ERA in six August starts.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 06:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Michael Brantley
2Michael Martinez
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Austin Jackson
3Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Carlos Frias
8Shawn Armstrong
9Nick Goody
10Kyle Crockett