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Indians Place Pitcher Josh Tomlin on 10-Day DL with Hamstring Strain, Call Up Plutko

CLEVELAND – The tough season for Indians veteran pitcher Josh Tomlin has taken on another twist, as today the team placed him on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring strain.

Tomlin had a tough outing on Monday night, allowing a two-run homer in the 9th inning to Scott Schebler that extended the Reds lead to 7-1 at the time.

It got even worse as the Indians rallied for four runs in the 9th but still suffered a 7-5 loss, their third straight setback.

The team has called up Adam Plutko to take his place in the pen, and despite Plutko being a starter thus far, it remains to be seen how Terry Francona will use him moving forward.

As for Tomlin, he’s in the midst of his worst season in the Majors, going 0-5 with a 6.98 ERA, 38 runs allowed in 49 innings, 21 homers allowed on the team.

He also allowed a homer in the 11th inning Saturday which cost the Indians in their 6-3 loss to the Oakland A’s.

“I don’t know how you go on like this, it’s tough to put a finger on one specific thing,” Tomlin said after the loss on Monday.

“You feel like you make a pretty good pitch and they still put it in play, or it still finds a hole, or it goes over the fence.”

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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