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Josh Tomlin placed on 10-day disabled list with hamstring strain

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Here’s something considerably less exciting than a middle reliever acquisition.

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The Cleveland Indians have placed starting pitcher Josh Tomlin on the 10-day disabled list, per the team’s Twitter account.

Tomlin left his last start after four innings of perfect baseball (no, literally: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 5 SO) against the Chicago White Sox with hamstring tightness. It has since been revealed to be a strain, and he’ll be out at least 10 days.

While Tomlin has been as maddeningly inconsistent as always this season, his recent string of quality starts was enough to have the Indians declare a six-man rotation. Between him, Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, and Mike Clevinger, the Tribe couldn’t narrow it down to five. Now the choice has seemingly been made for them, and with the trade deadline coming and going, they may be fine going with what they have, instead of trading for a Yu Darvish or Lance Lynn.

Tomlin is one of many MLB players to go down with a hamstring injury this season, including teammate Jason Kipnis, who has been on the DL since July 9 with a strain of his own.