According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Milwaukee Brewers have signed Josh Tomlin to a minor league contract with an invite to Significant League Spring Teaching. Tomlin will get $1.25MM in the important leagues and can generate up to an additional $2.25MM in incentives, maxing out at 150 IP.
Tomlin, 34, was component of the Cleveland Indians firm for extra than 10 years but saw his effectiveness acquire a sharp downturn final time. A starter for much of his career, he was moved to the bullpen to make place for Adam Plutko in the rotation just after struggling by way of the early component of 2018. He didn’t fare much better in aid, and concluded the calendar year with a 6.14 Period in 32 appearances. All those appearances had been marked by 5.9 K/9 and 1.5 BB/9 prices, each and every the worst totals he experienced posted in several decades. Extra notably maybe had been the 25 dwelling operates he permitted in just 70.1 IP, a rate that will have to appear down substantially for him to be helpful in the important leagues.
Zack Meisel of The Athletic chimes in on Twitter to observe that Tomlin hoped he could keep in Cleveland and has essentially even been performing out at Progressive Area, but just after a dreadful 2018 will have to acquire what he can get. Nevertheless, there have been occasions in Tomlin’s career that he has looked dominant. His initial two postseason commences in Cleveland’s 2016 Environment Sequence operate had been each fantastic, winning towards the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays. The Brewers are naturally hoping for Tomlin to find some of that magic again and push for a role at the again of the rotation or in very long aid, presented the innings necessary for his incentives.