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Josh Tomlin | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/19/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Indians and RHP Josh Tomlin avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
He was eligible for arbitration for a second time this winter. Tomlin held a 4.76 ERA last season while shuffling between the rotation and the bullpen. Jan 16 - 2:13 PM

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Indians activated RHP Josh Tomlin from the paternity leave list.

Tomlin has been away since Sunday. He returns to a 4.40 ERA over 102 1/3 innings for the Tribe this season.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 02:41:00 PM

Indians placed RHP Josh Tomlin on the paternity leave list.

Tomlin will be away from the club for a couple of days as he's awaiting the birth of his child. Zach McAllister was recalled from Triple-A on Sunday to take his place on the active roster.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Josh Tomlin pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings against the Diamondbacks in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Tomlin's start came just a week after he was sent to the bullpen. The strong outing doesn't figure to keep him in the rotation now, but he's the obvious candidate to get another look next time the Indians need an additional starter.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 12:15:00 AM

Josh Tomlin will start the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Diamondbacks.

Tomlin was just demoted to the bullpen last week but gets a chance at a spot start following Tuesday's rainout. He'll be on four days' rest, so pitch count won't be an issue.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 11:45:00 PM

Josh Tomlin has been moved to the bullpen.

Tomlin failed to make it out of the fifth inning in a loss Tuesday to the Reds, allowing six runs (five earned) over 4 1/3 frames. He has a 4.75 ERA on the year. Carlos Carrasco could take his spot Sunday.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 05:22:00 PM

Josh Tomlin failed to make it out of the fifth inning, allowing six runs (five earned) in 4 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

Tomlin was recently called up from Triple-A Zach McAllister's rotation spot, but didn't do much better in his stead. The 29-year-old allowed eight hits and a walk while striking out five. The Reds scored on him in four of the five innings in which he appeared. Tomlin, now with a 4.75 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and an 82/11 K/BB ratio, will try to turn things around at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 10:05:00 PM

Indians recalled RHP Josh Tomlin from Triple-A Columbus.

Tomlin will take Zach McAllister's spot in the Indians' rotation and start Tuesday against the Reds. The 29-year-old owns a 4.47 ERA in 14 starts and one relief appearance this season and is mostly an option in AL-only formats.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 03:47:00 PM

Josh Tomlin will be recalled to start on Tuesday against the Reds.

He's taking Zach McAllister's spot in the rotation. Tomlin holds a 4.47 ERA in 15 appearances -- 14 starts -- for the Indians this year. He's only a fantasy option in AL-only formats.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 09:43:00 AM

Indians optioned RHP Josh Tomlin to Triple-A Columbus.

He was a candidate to lose his spot in the rotation once Justin Masterson returned from the disabled list, but is being sent out in order to add Zach McAllister who is needed to start on Saturday. The veteran right-hander owns a 4.47 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 77/10 K/BB ratio over 86 2/3 innings on the season.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Josh Tomlin allowed four runs (three earned) over 5 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Royals.

Tomlin gave up seven hits (including two home runs) while walking none and striking out five. He has now allowed 16 home runs in 86 2/3 innings of work and has just one win over his last eight starts. He's no sure thing to keep a rotation spot once Justin Masterson comes back from the DL.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 12:36:00 AM

Josh Tomlin gave up four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Tigers.

Tomlin was off from the get-go, allowing two runs in the top of the first inning and a Torii Hunter two-run homer in the fourth. He's now 5-7 on the season with a 4.43 ERA. A road start against the Royals is next.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 04:07:00 PM

Josh Tomlin went home with a no-decision, allowing four runs over seven innings in Wednesday's 14-inning loss to the Yankees.

Compared to some of his recent starts, Tomlin was on point on Wednesday. Tomlin entered the start having allowed at least four runs without making it through the sixth inning in four out of his previous five starts. On this night, he held the Yankees to eight hits without issuing a walk while striking out five. Tomlin owns a 4.21 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 69/9 K/BB ratio. After the Indians return from the All-Star break, Tomlin will take on the Tigers on the road in his next start.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 12:11:00 AM

Josh Tomlin was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Royals, allowing five runs on 10 hits over his 5 2/3 innings.

On the plus side, Tomlin managed to rack up six strikeouts on the night without issuing a walk. A three-run blast from Mike Moustakas provided the biggest blow against him on the night. He'll bring a 4.11 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 64/9 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Yankees.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 10:20:00 PM

Josh Tomlin struck out 11 in a one-hit shutout of the Mariners on Saturday.

Yeah, that Josh Tomlin. It was his second career complete game, the first coming against the Royals back in 2010. It was also the first time he's ever made a start without allowing a run. He topped his previous high in strikeouts by three. Tomlin was coming off three starts in which he gave up 18 runs -- 13 earned -- and 28 hits over 15 innings. To put it in other words, we wouldn't necessarily expect a repeat performance next time out against the Royals.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 01:05:00 AM

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