Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
2 weeks ago

The Indians exercised Tomlin's $3 million option for the 2018 season, The Athletic's Zack Meisel reports.

EDGE Analysis

In an expected move, the club elected to retain the services of Tomlin on a club-friendly option. During the regular season, the right-hander started 26 games, posting a 4.98 ERA and 1.28 WHIP while holding a 109:14 K:BB. He figures to to remain in the back-end of the club's rotation for next year.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
2 months ago

Tomlin is tentatively scheduled to start Game 4 of the ALDS against either the Twins or Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Terry Francona said Tomlin will be available out of the bullpen for the first three games of the series, so the Indians could turn elsewhere for a Game 4 starter if he is used in relief before then. Tomlin compiled a 3.52 ERA and 23:2 K:BB in 30.2 innings over six September starts.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
2 months ago

Tomlin (10-9) allowed one run on four hits while striking out six batters through 5.1 innings to take the win over the White Sox on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

After lasting just 3.2 innings in his previous start, this was a solid rebound from Tomlin, and he's now allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his past eight starts. However, even with the strong stretch, the 32-year-old veteran finishes the season with an underwhelming 4.98 ERA. While the year-end numbers don't jump off the page, there were multiple runs this season when Tomlin was a solid fantasy asset. Pitching for a contender obviously helps his value, too.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
2 months ago

Tomlin lasted just 3.2 frames Tuesday against the Twins, giving up four runs on eight hits. He struck out three without a walk and didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The soft-tossing righty had put together an eight-game streak of allowing three or fewer runs -- a span in which he posted a 2.74 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 36:3 K:BB -- but that's over now. When you pitch to as much contact as Tomlin does, you always run the risk of outings like this one, so it's not a big surprise that he owns a 5.11 ERA on the season. He lines up to start the Indians' final game of the regular season Sunday against the White Sox.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
2 months ago

Tomlin gave up two runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings Wednesday while striking out five but didn't factor into the decision in a 6-5 win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

He got the hook after only 83 pitches (57 strikes) with the score knotted at 2-2, as manager Terry Francona continues to limit Tomlin's workload. The righty now has a 2.91 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in four September starts, but hasn't completed six innings in any of them. He's set for one more trip to the mound in the regular season Wednesday at home against the Twins.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
2 months ago

Tomlin pitched 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four in a no-decision Thursday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander continued his trend of short, but effective outings, tossing fewer than 80 pitches for a sixth consecutive start. Although Tomlin is 5-0 with a 2.66 ERA over his last seven games, his low strikeout rate and stamina create problems for fantasy owners. He's scheduled to make his next start Wednesday on the road against the Angels.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
2 months ago

Tomlin (9-9) picked up the win after allowing two runs on four hits while striking out three batters across five innings Saturday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Tomlin collected his second win in as many starts since returning from the disabled list at the beginning of September, and he's allowed just three runs over 10 innings (2.70 ERA) in those two outings. His 6.8 K/9 limits his fantasy upside, but the Indians have been unbeatable lately, so the 32-year-old could continue to steal some wins down the stretch. Tomlin will look to keep lowering his 5.13 ERA as he faces the Royals on Thursday in his next start.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
3 months ago

Tomlin (8-9) picked up the win over the Tigers on Sunday, giving up one run on six hits and a walk over 5.2 innings while striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

Cleveland scored four runs in the first three innings en route to an 11-1 rout, allowing Tomlin to settle in and pound the zone without too many worries. The right-hander was limited to 74 pitches (52 strikes) in his first start since coming off the DL, but he should be able to handle a full workload in his next outing Saturday at home against the Orioles.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
3 months ago

The Indians activated Tomlin (hamstring) from the 10-day disabled list Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander was slated to start Wednesday but had to wait after a rain postponement. Tomlin is tentatively expected to start Sunday against the Tigers.

Josh Tomlin
SP CLE
3 months ago

Tomlin (hamstring) will not start either game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The expectation was that Tomlin would start Wednesday, but the Indians shuffled things around following Tuesday's postponement. Trevor Bauer and Ryan Merritt are now slated to start in New York, while Tomlin will move back to either Friday or Sunday against Detroit. Tomlin posted a 2.60 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and 16:1 K:BB in three second-half starts before landing on the DL.