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Joshua A. Tomlin (born October 19, 1984 in Tyler, Texas) is an American professional baseball player. A pitcher, Tomlin plays for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball.


Tomlin attended Whitehouse High School, Angelina College, and Texas Tech University. He was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 11th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. He was drafted again by the Cleveland Indians in the 19th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft, and did sign.

Since 2006, Tomlin has played with various minor league baseball teams including the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Lake County Captains, Kinston Indians, Buffalo Bisons, and Columbus Clippers.

At Columbus, Tomlin went 8-4 with a 2.68 ERA in 20 appearances, including 17 starts. He has an overall minor-league record of 51-24 with a 3.20 ERA.

Tomlin was promoted to the Indians to make his major league debut against the New York Yankees on July 27, 2010.[1] where he outpitched the Yankees' C.C. Sabathia, earning a 4-1 win.


Along with current Aeros Jerad Head and Beau Mills, Tomlin was accused in June 2010 of assault at an Akron bar, but a jury later reduced the charges to disorderly conduct.[2]


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