Josh Tomlin will miss tonight’s start against the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park due to a sore wrist, according to The Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes. Tomlin, 1-2 with a 4.67 ERA in 6 games (5 starts) this season, is believed to have injured the wrist from gripping the ball too hard in his last start against the White Sox in game two of the doubleheader Monday. He may go on the DL to open the roster spot for tonight’s starter, Zach McAllister.
McAllister pitched in game one of that doubleheader and earned his first big league victory, lasting six innings and giving up four runs (two earned). Zach, 24, is 3-1 with a 2.58 ERA in Columbus through six starts. He was 0-1 with a 6.11 ERA in 17 2/3 innings that covered four starts last season in Cleveland.
If the team chooses to keep Tomlin off the DL, bullpen member Dan Wheeler could be a likely option to remove from the 25-man roster, having thrown 37 pitches just last night.