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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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Josh Tomlin yielded two runs in four innings versus the Angels in Wednesday's start.
Tomlin allowed a whopping nine hits along with one walk while striking out two on the afternoon. The 30-year-old right-hander has been slowed this spring by a minor issue with his right shoulder and appears headed to Triple-A to start the season. Mar 25 - 7:10 PM

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Josh Tomlin (shoulder) is scheduled to return to Cactus League action Thursday versus the Dodgers.

Tomlin had to be scratched from an exhibition appearance last Sunday after experiencing some soreness in his right shoulder, but he made it through a bullpen session Thursday and will now test his arm in live competition. If the outing goes well, he can be penciled back onto the Indians' Opening Day roster.
Mar 12 - 2:57 PM

Josh Tomlin (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Thursday in Indians camp.

Tomlin was scratched from an appearance last Sunday due to right shoulder soreness. He told reporters Thursday morning that he's feeling much improved, but shoulders can be tricky. It's impossible to say whether the right-hander is going to be ready for the beginning of the regular season and we probably won't have a clear picture on that for another week.
Mar 12 - 1:12 PM

Josh Tomlin was scratched from Sunday's scheduled appearance due to right shoulder soreness.

He's hoping to be ready in 2-3 days, but you never know when the shoulder is involved. Tomlin is technically competing for a rotation spot this spring but has a better shot to land a relief job.
Mar 8 - 12:55 PM

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

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

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2Carlos Carrasco
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Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7Josh Tomlin
8Anthony Swarzak
9Scott Downs
10Austin Adams
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