The Cleveland Indians today recalled RHP Josh Tomlin from his 30-day rehab assignment, activated him from the 60-day Disabled List and optioned him to Triple-A Columbus.
The team is hoping to get Tomlin two more starts and build his pitch-count up to around 90 before the minor-league season ends. He will then be reevaluated in consideration for September call-ups.
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Manager Terry Francona said last week that if Tomlin is able to re-join the Indians, he would not be used in the bullpen, due to the stress it would put on his arm. He could be an option as a spot starter, if needed.
Tomlin made his first start for the Columbus Clippers on August 22, allowing seven hits, three runs and striking out two with no walks in five innings of work.
MLB teams will be allowed to expand their active rosters to 40 players on September 1. The Columbus Clippers will play their last game of the season at home on Monday, September 2 against the Toledo Mudhens.