Pitching inconsistency has plagued the Cleveland Indians all season even as they've pushed their way up near the top of the AL Central. They made another move to try and swap around the pitching rotation on Tuesday when they brought starter Josh Tomlin in as a reliever to replace the ineffective Derek Lowe. Jordan Bastian on twitter later reported that Tomlin to the bullpen was going to be an official move. They also have a replacement coming up:
Josh Tomlin has been moved to the bullpen. RHP Corey Kluber will be up from AAA Columbus to take Tomlin's turn in rotation Thurs.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) August 1, 2012
Tomlin has been brutal lately in the starting rotation, though the unproven Kluber might not provide much of an upgrade. The 25 year old has made three big league appearances, all last season, and sported an 8.31 ERA through them with no record.
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