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Josh Tomlin | Starting Pitcher | #43

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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Josh Tomlin held the White Sox to two runs over eight innings in a 6-2 win Tuesday, earning his seventh straight victory.
Tomlin allowed five hits and a walk while striking out six on the evening. He's now tied for second in the American League in wins, and his 0.98 WHIP is second to only Chris Sale -- the pitcher he defeated on Tuesday -- among qualified AL pitchers. Through eight starts, the 31-year-old is a perfect 7-0 with a 3.35 ERA. Tomlin will try to stay undefeated Monday against the Rangers. May 24 - 11:30 PM

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Josh Tomlin limited the Reds to two runs over 7 2/3 innings in a win Thursday.

Tomlin yielded just five hits and a walk, with a Joey Votto two-run homer accounting for all the Reds' scoring. Impressively, Tomlin also struck out seven, a season high for him. The win improved him to a perfect 6-0 with a 3.56 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in seven starts. He'll put his undefeated record on the line Monday at the White Sox.
May 19 - 10:01 PM

Josh Tomlin didn’t factor into the decision after giving up four runs (three earned) over 6 1/3 innings against the Twins on Friday.

All of the damage came via the home run ball, as Tomlin gave up three of them. He struck out four and walked a pair in the no-decision. Tomlin has a fine 3.82 ERA and a 23/4 K/BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings so far this season, but has allowed seven home runs in the process. He gave up 13 homers in just 65 2/3 innings last season.
May 14 - 12:27 AM

Josh Tomlin turned in an uneventful outing in Sunday's win over the Royals, allowing four runs on seven hits over six-plus innings.

Tomlin struck out three without walking a batter. Three of the four runs on his line scored in the fourth inning, when Eric Hosmer burned him for a two-run homer and Salvador Perez notched an RBI double. The 31-year-old right-hander will carry a fine -- if unspectacular -- 3.72 ERA and 1.10 WHIP into a home start against the Twins next time he takes the mound. He will be looking to improve to 6-0 in that one.
May 8 - 6:04 PM

Josh Tomlin held the Tigers to two runs over six innings of work in Tuesday's 7-3 victory.

Tomlin surrendered nine hits -- with one of them being a two-run shot by Ian Kinsler -- but he didn't walk anyone and struck out five. The crafty right-hander has now won each of his four starts this season and sports a 3.13 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. He'll get the Royals this weekend at home.
May 3 - 9:47 PM

Josh Tomlin delivered a strong performance in Friday's victory over the Tigers, hurling 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

The veteran right-hander scattered just four hits and a walk on the night while striking out four. Tomlin has been outstanding through his first two starts, registering a 1.54 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 10/1 K/BB ratio. He'll look to continue that dominance when he does battle against the Twins in Minnesota on Wednesday.
Apr 22 - 10:22 PM

Josh Tomlin left Saturday's game against the Mets with a right hamstring cramp.

He came out after throwing 76 pitches. Tomlin noticed something was wrong when he threw a warmup pitch before the sixth inning. After getting looked at by a trainer, the Indians decided his day was done. Tomlin allowed four hits and one run over five innings in his season debut. He also contributed six strikeouts without allowing a walk. At this point, it's unclear if Tomlin will be able to make his next start Friday against Detroit.
Apr 16 - 6:24 PM

Josh Tomlin's turn in the Indians' rotation will be skipped following Sunday's rainout.

That means Tomlin won't make his first start of the season until April 16 after winning the club's No. 5 starter spot. He'll be available out of the bullpen until then.
Apr 10 - 1:38 PM

Josh Tomlin will begin the year as the Indians' fifth starter.

He got the nod over Trevor Bauer, who will pitch out of the bullpen. Tomlin helped his case Tuesday by tossing six scoreless innings against the Mariners, with 10 strikeouts and no walks. The Indians are willing to give him a shot after he posted a 3.02 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 1.1 BB/9 over 10 starts after returning from shoulder surgery last year.
Mar 30 - 1:38 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona indicated Sunday that Josh Tomlin could be used out of the bullpen, as well as the starting rotation, in April.

With five off-days in the first 29 days of the season, the Indians will be limited as to how much they need to use a five-man rotation. Francona sounds as though they could skip the fifth starter's spot wherever possible and utilize Tomlin out of the bullpen for the season's first month.
Mar 20 - 9:44 PM

Josh Tomlin was tagged for three runs over 3 1/3 innings of work Friday against the Athletics.

Tomlin was in trouble throughout. He faced 20 batters and gave up 10 hits and one walk. The 31-year-old now owns a 7.15 ERA over five appearances (three starts) this spring, but he figures to go into the season with a rotation spot.
Mar 18 - 9:16 PM

Josh Tomlin started the Indians' Cactus League opener Tuesday against the Reds, yielding three hits and one earned run in one inning of work.

It wasn't the most ideal spring debut for Tomlin, but nobody is really looking at the results at this point. The right-hander will try to become an anchor for the Cleveland rotation this season behind established studs Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, and Danny Salazar. Tomlin had a promising 3.02 ERA and 57/8 K/BB ratio in 65 innings down the stretch last year after returning in mid-August from right shoulder surgery.
Mar 1 - 6:05 PM

Josh Tomlin will start the Indians' Cactus League opener against the Reds on March 1.

While Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, and Danny Salazar understandably get most of the attention in this rotation, Tomlin quietly posted a 3.02 ERA and 57/8 K/BB ratio in 65 2/3 innings over 10 starts after returning from shoulder surgery last season. He's going into spring training with a rotation spot to lose.
Feb 23 - 10:33 AM

Indians signed RHP Josh Tomlin to a two-year, $5.5 million extension with a club option for 2018.

The two sides already agreed to a one-year deal earlier this month to avoid arbitration, so the extension buys out at least his first year of free agency. He'll make $2.25 million in 2016 and $2.5 million in 2017 while the club option is worth $3 million and carries a $750,000 buyout. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the deal could max out at $12 million if the option is picked up and all incentives are met. After getting a late start following shoulder surgery, Tomlin posted an impressive 3.02 ERA and 57/8 K/BB ratio in 65 2/3 innings across 10 starts last season. He's solid rotation depth for Cleveland.
Jan 26 - 12:11 PM

Indians and RHP Josh Tomlin avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.

Tomlin put up a surprising 3.02 ERA over 10 starts with the Indians in 2015 after making his way back from shoulder surgery. He's in line for a rotation spot again in 2016 in what will be his walk year.
Jan 15 - 1:50 PM

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C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Austin Adams