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Indians and Pitcher Josh Tomlin Agree to Two-Year Extension Through 2018

The Indians announced today they have inked pitcher Josh Tomlin to a two-year extension through 2018. Paul Hoynes tweeted that it’s worth $5.5 million, which is more than he’s made in his professional career to date.

Last season he was 7-2 with a 3.02 ERA in 10 starts and was effective for the team, and will challenge for a spot in the starting rotation with the likes of T.J. House and Cody Anderson for the 5th spot.

Hoynes says Tomlin will make $2.25 million this season (which was agreed upon to avoid arbitration), and next season will make $2.5 million.

Tomlin has been with the Indians currently longer than any other player on the roster.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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