Josh Tomlin P CLE 2 months ago

Tomlin (shoulder) was was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Friday.

Given that he's not expected to be ready before the All-Star break, Tomlin was inevitably going to be moved to the 60-day DL. Friday's transaction allows the Indians to place Jerry Sands on the 40-man roster, providing insurance for Michael Brantley (back).

Josh Tomlin P CLE 2 months ago

Tomlin (shoulder) had successful surgery Wednesday and the Indians are hopeful he'll be able to return at some point in the second half of the season, MLB.com reports.

Tomlin's original diagnosis was going to have him sidelined for 3-4 months and that diagnosis still stands. Expect him back at the All Star break in a best case scenario.

Josh Tomlin P CLE 2 months ago

Tomlin (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, Joe Reedy of FOX Sports Ohio reports.

Odd that Tomlin was only placed on the 15-day disabled list, given that he's expected to miss three-to-four months. The right-hander will likely be transferred to the 60-day disabled list within the next week or two, as he's set to undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove debris from the AC join of his throwing shoulder.

Josh Tomlin P CLE 2 months ago

Tomlin will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove debris in the AC joint of his throwing shoulder next Wednesday, and it will hold him out three-to-four months, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Tomlin lost out on a rotation spot to begin the season, but would likely have been one of the top candidates to fill a void if an injury occurred. While that could be the case once he returns, that will now be at least midway through the season.

Josh Tomlin P CLE 2 months ago

Tomlin was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday.

Tomlin was a candidate to fill one of two open rotation spots, but the Indians will send him to Triple-A and go forth with Zach McAllister and T.J. House. Tomlin is a leading candidate to be called up at some point this season after tossing 104.0 innings (25 appearances) for the Indians in 2014.

Josh Tomlin P CLE 2 months ago

Tomlin allowed nine hits and two runs in four-plus innings Wednesday.

Tomlin's rotation bid got a slight boost with Shawn Marcum and Bruce Chen removed from the equation but he's still third behind Zach McAllister and Danny Salazar in what seems to be a three-way battle for the last spot. He seems likely ticketed to Triple-A to start the season at this point.

Josh Tomlin P CLE 3 months ago

Tomlin (shoulder) breezed through two scoreless innings of relief Saturday, striking out four and allowing just one hit.

Tomlin had his last start scrubbed due to a balky shoulder and is slightly behind the other starters as a result but it was a positive step forward Saturday. He's looking to win a spot at the back end of the Cleveland rotation this spring.

Josh Tomlin P CLE 3 months ago

Tomlin (shoulder) threw a side session Thursday that went as planned, and he is scheduled to pitch Saturday against the Dodgers, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Tomlin took a few days off after an ultrasound revealed inflammation in his shoulder. The issue appears to have been minor, however, as he is in line to pitch Sunday. Assuming everything goes off without a hitch, Tomlin should be good to go for the start of the regular season.

Josh Tomlin P CLE 3 months ago

Tomlin won't throw for a few more days after an ultrasound revealed inflammation around the bursa sac on the AC joint in his shoulder, MLB.com reports. "I just think it makes sense now, as opposed to maybe when he gets stretched out to six innings, to take a blow, because this is something we can knock out and then he's good to go," manager Terry Francona said.

Tomlin should have plenty of time to work his way back into the battle for the fifth starter spot if he's able to put this behind him in the coming days.

Josh Tomlin P CLE 3 months ago

Tomlin has his scheduled appearance Sunday pushed back a couple of days due to a sore shoulder, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "We're going to give him two or three days. He could very well pitch through it with no ramifications, but I don't think anyone thinks that makes a lot of sense," manager Terry Francona said.

Tomlin's in camp looking to emerge from a crowded pack to grab the fifth spot in the Cleveland rotation. His balky shoulder shouldn't impact his chances in a negative way if he can get back on the mound as planned later this week.