CLEVELAND - Despite a spring that might make Indians fans worry in 2012, Josh Tomlin is the Tribe's fourth starter in the rotation.
Tomlin along with Jeanmar Gomez are are the two Indians starters that have worked in the Indians minor league system to the get to the big leagues. Tomlin pitched at every level in the Indians farm system since arriving in 2006.
Tomlin ended last season with right elbow inflammation and did not pitch after August 24th.
He has been the model on consistency for the Indians, at one point throwing at least five innings in his first 25 starts of the season, giving him at least five innings pitched in his first 37 consecutive Major League appearances, a modern day Major League record.
His 37 straight starts of at least five innings pitched to begin a career matched former Indian John Farrell (1987-88) for the most consecutive starts since 1919 to start a career.
According to the Indians, Tomlin is just the 2nd MLB pitcher in the expansion era to win at least 12 of his first 15 home starts.