Josh Tomlin RP CLE 7 Months

Josh Tomlin may draw a start this month.

Indians skipper Terry Francona will use Tomlin out of the bullpen for now, but he won't hesitate to start him. "There might be an opportunity for him to start," the manager said. "He's been pounding the strike zone [in rehab starts]. His last outing was really good ... But even though he can pitch when it counts now, he'll still be feeling his way through things. I think next year, you'll see what he can really do."

Josh Tomlin RP CLE 8 Months

Indians activated RHP Josh Tomlin from the 60-day disabled list, optioned him to Triple-A Columbus.

Tomlin has looked great on his rehab assignment, posing a 2.08 ERA over 17 1/3 innings, but the Indians don't have a spot for him at the moment. Expect to see him next month.

Josh Tomlin RP CLE 8 Months

Josh Tomlin (elbow) will move his rehab assignment up to Double-A Akron Wednesday.

Tomlin has tossed four scoreless innings while allowing just one hit over his first four rehab appearances as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. He's likely to return as a reliever in late August or early September.

Josh Tomlin RP CLE 9 Months

Josh Tomlin (elbow) was cleared for his first rehab start Friday with the Arizona Rookie League Indians.

He only pitched one inning, but gave up just one hit and didn't allow any runs. It was his first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery last season. If he can avoid setbacks, Tomlin should rejoin the Indians in mid-August.

Josh Tomlin RP CLE 10 Months

Josh Tomlin (elbow) has been throwing two bullpen sessions per week.

He's also playing catch a couple times per week. Tomlin underwent Tommy John surgery last August but could possibly make it back to the Indians before the end of the season.

Josh Tomlin RP CLE 11 Months

Josh Tomlin (Tommy John surgery) could return near the end of the season.

Tomlin went under the knife last August. At this point in his rehab, it's hard to predict if a 2013 return is in the cards. Tomlin has said he'd rather be 100 percent for 2014 rather than making a premature late-season return this year. The right-hander posted a 6.36 ERA in 16 starts and five relief appearances with the Indians last season.

Josh Tomlin RP CLE Feb 15 '13

Indians placed RHP Josh Tomlin on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

The move was made in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the arrival of Michael Bourn. Tomlin is recovering from Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss the entire 2013 campaign.

Josh Tomlin RP CLE Feb 11 '13

Josh Tomlin (elbow) is currently throwing from up to 75 feet.

Tomlin said his recovery from August Tommy John surgery is going well, but he's focused on getting to 100 percent for 2014 rather than making a late-season return this year. The right-hander posted a 6.36 ERA in 16 starts and five relief appearances with the Indians last season.

Josh Tomlin RP CLE Nov 02 '12

Indians activated RHP Josh Tomlin from the 60-day disabled list.

Tomlin posted a 6.36 ERA in 16 starts and five relief appearances with the Indians this season before undergoing Tommy John surgery in August. The 28-year-old right-hander is likely to miss most of the 2013 season.

Josh Tomlin RP CLE Sep 09 '12

Indians transferred RHP Josh Tomlin from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a move made in order to free up a 40-man roster spot for the return of Lonnie Chisenhall. Tomlin is out for this season and most (if not all) of next following Tommy John surgery.