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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
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Josh Tomlin (hamstring) is expected to throw a simulated game on Monday.
That's provided that everything goes smoothly with his bullpen session on Friday. The veteran right-hander has been sidelined since the end of July due to left hamstring strain. Provided he can avoid any setbacks, he should be ready to rejoin the Indians' rotation in early September. Aug 18 - 6:17 PM

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Josh Tomlin (hamstring) is expected to miss around six weeks of action.

Tomlin was placed on the disabled list July 31 and an MRI taken Tuesday on his left hamstring showed a mild-to-moderate strain. The right-hander will be out until sometime in early-to-mid September.
Aug 2 - 3:45 PM

Indians placed RHP Josh Tomlin on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Tomlin suffered the injury during Sunday's start. The club thinks it's a mild strain, so he shouldn't be out long. The Indians are now back to a standard five-man rotation.
Jul 31 - 4:29 PM

Josh Tomlin was removed from Sunday's start against the White Sox after four no-hit innings due to left hamstring discomfort.

Tomlin sustained the injury while fielding a comebacker from Leury Garcia. While he wanted to remain in the game, he thought it wise to shut it down and not risk further injury. His status for his next start remains unclear at the moment.
Jul 31 - 1:22 AM

Josh Tomlin was pulled from Sunday's start against the White Sox after four no-hit innings with an apparent injury.

Tomlin was warming up before the fifth inning and was visited by Indians manager Terry Francona and a trainer. After a conversation, he walked off the field. Tomlin had been cruising, striking out five and not issuing a walk in addition to the no hits allowed. The Tribe should have an update on the veteran right shortly.
Jul 30 - 3:33 PM

Josh Tomlin limited the Reds to two earned runs in six innings Monday for his seventh win of the year.

Tomlin gave up solo homers in the fifth and sixth, but the Reds managed just two other hits against him -- both singles -- and the 32-year-old right-hander struck out six batters while issuing only one walk. Tomlin been in a nice groove over his last three starts, though he still holds a rough 5.59 ERA for the season.
Jul 24 - 9:45 PM

Josh Tomlin allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings Monday in a win over the Giants.

Tomlin should have lost his rotation spot months ago, but he can still get the job done against opponents like the Padres and Giants. He's now 3-1 with a 4.56 ERA against the NL this season, compared to 3-8 with a 6.15 ERA versus AL teams. Unfortunately, he'll get the Blue Jays next time out.
Jul 18 - 1:02 AM

Josh Tomlin allowed two runs over seven innings Thursday in a win over the Padres.

The right-hander gave up just four hits without walking a batter, and he struck out six. The strong showing was much-needed heading into the All-Star break, as Tomlin had struggled mightily in his previous five starts. With a few days off on the horizon, the 32-year-old sits at 5-9 with a 5.90 ERA and 1.42 WHIP through 17 starts.
Jul 6 - 11:58 PM

Josh Tomlin allowed eight hits and four runs over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Tigers in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

Tomlin gave up a pair of solo homers among the Tigers' eight hits, also walking two while striking out three. It's become a trend for Tomlin, as he's given up at least four runs in each of his past four starts. It's no surprise, then, that the 32-year-old is 4-9 with a 6.17 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the year. The tenuous success Tomlin enjoyed last year has clearly not held over. The right-hander will have to meet the same Tigers club again next Friday.
Jul 1 - 4:23 PM

Josh Tomlin will have his start pushed back to the first game of Saturday's doubleheader after Friday's game against the Tigers was postponed due to rain.

He'll oppose Anibal Sanchez as he would have on Friday. Carlos Carrasco will start the other game for the Tribe, and Ryan Merritt will join the team as the 26th man for Saturday's twinbill.
Jun 30 - 7:25 PM

Josh Tomlin couldn’t get out of his own way on Sunday, surrendering nine hits, four runs and three runs over 5 2/3 innings in the Indians’ loss to Minnesota.

He fanned five and threw 57 of his 96 pitches for strikes. Jason Castro burned Tomlin for two doubles while Eddie Rosario took him deep for a solo home run in the fourth inning. The right-hander now finds himself in a four-way tie with Ricky Nolasco, Rick Porcello and Jeff Samardzija for the major-league-lead with nine losses. He’ll hope to avoid a 10th Friday against Detroit.
Jun 25 - 8:01 PM

Josh Tomlin surrendered three homers and five runs over 4 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Orioles.

It's past time for the Indians to try someone else in Tomlin's spot. The team has scored at least 10 runs in four of Tomlin's 14 starts. In the other 10, they've gone 1-9. Tomlin currently has a 6.07 ERA that jumps all of the way to 7.91 if you exclude his three starts against a Royals team that couldn't hit at all for two months.
Jun 20 - 11:20 PM

Josh Tomlin picked up his fourth win after allowing four runs in five innings Thursday against the Dodgers.

The Indians would probably have the same record right now if a 59-year-old Tom Candiotti had been taking Tomlin's starts this year. Tomlin is 4-8, and the Indians have scored 11, 12, 10 and 12 runs in his victories.
Jun 15 - 4:16 PM

Josh Tomlin allowed four runs - three earned - and nine hits with no walks or strikeouts over 2 2/3 innings in Saturday's home loss against the White Sox.

Tomlin lost nine games for the entire 2016 season, but he has already been saddled with eight losses through 12 outings this year. His ERA inched up from 5.54 to 5.73 after yet another ugly outing. He is throwing plenty of strikes, but he is just leaving the ball up in the zone and getting hammered. His 1.35 WHIP this season isn't too far off from his mark of 1.19 last season.
Jun 11 - 12:38 AM

Josh Tomlin took a loss after allowing three runs in 7 1/3 innings Friday against the Royals.

Tomlin couldn't match the complete game he threw Sunday against this same Royals team, but he still did his job tonight. It's not his fault the offense was shut out by Jason Vargas.
Jun 2 - 11:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Abraham Almonte
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Austin Jackson
RF1Jay Bruce
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Brandon Guyer
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
8Ryan Merritt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Joe Smith
4Bryan Shaw
5Zach McAllister
6Dan Otero
7Boone Logan
8Nick Goody
9Tyler Olson