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Josh Tomlin | Starting Pitcher | #43

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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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Indians' manager Terry Francona said Sunday that struggling right-hander Josh Tomlin will work out of the bullpen for now.
Tomlin owns a cringe-inducing 7.84 ERA and 1.68 WHIP through 31 innings in seven appearances (six starts) this season, so this move is certainly warranted. Adam Plutko will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday to start in Tomlin's place. May 20 - 6:54 PM

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Josh Tomlin served up a couple more homers and allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings, taking a no-decision in Tuesday’s loss to the Tigers.

JaCoby Jones led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run and Nicholas Castellanos’ solo shot with one out in the sixth knocked out Tomlin. The right-hander has now given up 15 home runs over 31 innings this season. Tomlin gets the Cubs at Wrigley next.
May 15 - 11:07 PM

Josh Tomlin was tagged for five runs (four earned) over seven innings in a no-decision Friday against the Yankees.

It went about as expected. Tomlin gave up three homers in the loss, bringing his total to 13 homers in just 25 2/3 innings this season. Not surprisingly, his ERA sits at an alarming 8.06 through five starts and one relief appearance. The Indians continue to run him out there, but he can’t be used in fantasy leagues as long as the ball keeps flying out the ballpark.
May 4 - 11:06 PM

Josh Tomlin struggled again while earning his fourth loss of the season on Sunday, allowing six runs in six innings against the Mariners.

It's been a disaster of a start to the 2018 season for Tomlin, and his ERA has grown to 9.16 after struggling against Seattle. At some point, you have to wonder how much longer Cleveland can afford to keep putting Tomlin out there for starts. A move to the bullpen could be in the works if this keeps up. He's scheduled for another start on Friday against the Yankees. Stay away.
Apr 29 - 4:51 PM

Josh Tomlin was rocked for four home runs and five runs over just 3 2/3 innings in Tuesday’s loss to the Cubs.

It was rainy and cold in Cleveland, but that didn’t stop the Cubs from teeing off on Tomlin. Kyle Schwarber took him deep twice and Willson Contreras and Ian Happ each got him once. Tomlin has now served up four dingers in two of his three starts this season and holds a 9.24 ERA. Danny Salazar (shoulder) and Ryan Merritt (shoulder) are both hurt, which should buy Tomlin time to try to figure things out. He gets the Mariners at home Sunday.
Apr 24 - 9:24 PM

Josh Tomlin bounced back from a rough season debut to spin five shutout innings in Tuesday’s 2-1 win over the Tigers.

Tomlin gave up four hits, walked two and hit a batter, having to pitch out of jams in the first and third innings. That led to 98 pitches over his five frames and Tomlin wound up having to settle for a no-decision. The Indians will certainly take it after his disastrous first outing, though. Tomlin gets the Blue Jays at home Sunday and can’t be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Apr 10 - 9:18 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said that Josh Tomlin was pushed back to Tuesday due to a back issue.

Corey Kluber will make the start the series opener Monday against the Tigers. Tomlin felt the back issue in his most recent start, where he was hammered for eight runs in just three innings against the Angels on Tuesday. The Indians are hoping the extra rest does him well.
Apr 9 - 3:31 PM

Josh Tomlin allowed eight earned runs, eight hits and a walk in just three innings of work in a road loss against the Angels on Tuesday.

It was the worst outing of Tomlin's career and the first time he has allowed right runs in more than three innings of work. The lowlight of the evening was a three-run homer to rookie Shohei Ohtani. He was also tagged for a solo homer by Mike Trout, while Justin Upton and Luis Valbuena also took Tomlin for a ride into the cheap seats.
Apr 4 - 3:38 AM

Josh Tomlin allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings, striking out six, in the Indians' 6-4 win over the Reds on Sunday.

Tomlin was on, yielding just three hits without issuing a walk in the contest. It was a needed turn, if only for his confidence, after he'd entered the game with a 6.23 ERA this spring. With Danny Salazar set to start the year on the disabled list, the 33-year-old Tomlin will likely begin the year in the Indians' rotation.
Mar 25 - 6:55 PM

Josh Tomlin yielded three earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Monday in a Cactus League start against the Giants.

Tomlin didn't issue any walks and struck out two, but the Giants tagged him for a whopping eight hits. The 33-year-old right-hander now has a 6.23 ERA in four starts this spring, though he appears locked into a rotation spot in Cleveland with Danny Salazar still working through a shoulder injury.
Mar 19 - 6:07 PM

Josh Tomlin scattered three hits and one run over 3 1/3 innings Thursday in the Indians’ Cactus League win over the Dodgers.

He struck out four and walked two. Tomlin served up a solo home run to Cody Bellinger in the second inning but otherwise kept the damage to a minimum. This was Tomlin’s best performance of the spring after posting a dismal 11.25 ERA in his previous two starts. With Danny Salazar (shoulder) injured, Tomlin should open the year in Cleveland’s starting rotation.
Mar 8 - 11:30 PM

Josh Tomlin was obliterated in a losing effort against a Giants' split-squad on Saturday, surrendering five runs on six hits in his two innings.

On the plus side, Tomlin did strike out four on the day while issuing just one free pass. Most of the damage came during a four-run uprising in the second that included a two-run blast from Gorkys Hernandez. Tomlin's hold on the fifth and final spot in the club's Opening Day rotation is tenuous at best as Mike Clevinger is lurking.
Mar 3 - 8:20 PM

Josh Tomlin worked two scoreless innings Monday in his Cactus League debut against the Brewers.

Tomlin struck out two batters, yielded no walks, and surrendered just one hit -- a harmless two-out single to Ryan Braun in the bottom of the first inning. The 33-year-old right-hander is linked up to serve as the Indians' No. 5 starter in 2018. He had a 4.98 ERA in 141 innings last season.
Feb 26 - 4:36 PM

Indians exercised RHP Josh Tomlin's $3 million option for 2018.

The homer-prone right-hander holds a 4.66 ERA over the last two seasons, but $3 million is a reasonable price to bring him back for rotation depth. Tomlin is slated for free agency next winter.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 03:43:00 PM

Josh Tomlin allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday’s 3-1 victory over the White Sox.

Tomlin allowed just four hits, with the lone run scoring on a solo homer from Rob Brantly in the fifth inning. He struck out six and walked none en route to reaching double-digit wins for the second straight season. He’ll finish the regular season with a 4.98 ERA and 109/14 K/BB ratio in 141 innings over 26 starts. It’s unclear how the Indians will deploy him in the playoffs, but this start doesn’t hurt his chances to get a start at some point.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:41:00 PM

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