Josh Tomlin P CLE 12 Days

Tomlin and the Indians avoided arbitration with a one-year, $2.5 million deal, Mike Perchick of WAPT reports.

Despite his stellar 6.71 K/BB ratio, Tomlin was knocked around to the tune of a 4.76 ERA and 1.6 HR/9. He will have to compete in spring training for the fifth start spot.

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Tomlin was tendered a contract by the Indians before the Tuesday night deadline.

Tomlin posted a 4.76 ERA in 25 appearances (16 starts) for Cleveland last year and figures to enter spring training in a battle for the fifth starter spot with T.J. House and Zach McAllister.

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Tomlin was activated from the Paternity List Wednesday, the Tribe Insider reports.

Tomlin missed a few days for the birth of his child, but he's now back with the team and should be available to pitch out of the bullpen starting Wednesday night.

Josh Tomlin P CLE 5 Months

Tomlin was placed on the paternity list Sunday.

Tomlin will take a few days off for the birth of a child. Zach McAllister was called up to take his roster spot, but with September and expanded rosters just a day away, a roster move won't be required when he returns.

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Tomlin tossed 5.1 scoreless innings in Game 2 of the Indians' twin bill with the Diamondbacks, but didn't factor into the decision. He surrendered four hits and no walks and struck out four.

Tuesday's rainout allowed Tomlin to move back to the rotation from a bullpen, but his strong effort went unrewarded by his hitters, who were similarly quieted by opposing starter Andrew Chafin. Tomlin is expected to head back to the bullpen after the outing, with T.J. House on track to reclaim his rotation spot.

Josh Tomlin P CLE 6 Months

Tomlin will get an unexpected start Wednesday in the second half of the Indians' doubleheader against the D-Backs, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

T.J. House was scheduled to take the mound Tuesday, but that game was rained out and will be made up Wednesday, and with the extra day of rest, Tomlin will get the start. He hasn't been very productive this season, posting a 4.68 ERA with 83 strikeouts in 92.1 innings, but the Indians decided he was the best option. Look for House to help out as a reliever if Tomlin struggles early.

Josh Tomlin P CLE 6 Months

Tomlin has been bumped from the Indians' rotation and will pitch out of the bullpen for the time being, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes reports.

Tomlin got rocked in Tuesday's start, giving up six runs in 4.1 innings against the Reds. Carlos Carrasco is the likely option to take Tomlin's spot in the rotation, which would mean pitching Sunday against the Yankees.

Josh Tomlin P CLE 6 Months

Tomlin lasted 4.1 innings Tuesday, giving up six runs on eight hits in a loss to the Reds. He walked one and struck out five.

Tomlin (5-8) didn't do much to help his cause for a prolonged stay in the big leagues, allowing runs in the first, second, fourth and fifth innings to a Reds squad that had lost 10 straight at Progressive Field. The 29-year-old's ERA rose to 4.75 in this one to go along with a 1.23 WHIP, 82 strikeouts and a surprisingly decent 11:88 BB:K, with a sizeable portion of his struggles due to the team-worst 17 long balls he's served up in less than 100 innings (91) this season.

Josh Tomlin P CLE 6 Months

Tomlin has been recalled for Tuesday's start, Zack Meisel of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.

Tyler Holt was optioned to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move to make space on the roster for Tomlin.

Josh Tomlin P CLE 6 Months

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.