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Cleveland Indians place Josh Tomlin on family bereavement list

Tomlin will return to Texas for a few days.

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The Cleveland Indians have placed starting pitcher Josh Tomlin on the family bereavement list. He has traveled back to Tyler, Texas for an undisclosed family matter. Tomlin is eligible to remain on the list for up to five days.

Danny Salazar will be recalled from the disabled list in time to start Thursday's game against the White Sox, and the Tribe will play with only 24 players on the active roster Wednesday. When Tomlin returns, someone will need to be sent down to Columbus in order to make room for him.

Tomlin has had a solid season overall, but struggled somewhat in August, with 17 runs allowed in 16.1 innings spread over three starts, and four home runs allowed.

Tomlin's next scheduled start is Saturday against the Blue Jays. He could miss three days and be back in time to pitch that game, or he could be out through the weekend, in which case Mike Clevinger would likely start that game instead. Clevinger was to be moved to the bullpen to make room for Salazar's return to rejoin the rotation, but had the best game of his young MLB career on Saturday, allowing only one run in 5.2 innings against the Angels.