Zach McAllister

#34 RP / Cleveland Indians / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 240 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Indians' Zach McAllister: Avoids arbitration with $1.3 million deal

      McAllister avoided arbitration, signing a one-year, $1.3 million deal with the Indians on Friday, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports. It would seem that McAllister's time as a starter is over, after he posted a 2.49 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 65 innings out of the bullpen last season. Given those numbers, this is a bargain for the Indians, and McAllister should find himself in plenty of high-leverage situations in 2016.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Indians RP Zach McAllister records first save of the season

      Indians relief pitcher Zach McAllister registered his first save of the season during Sunday's win over the Reds. McAllister closed out the 11th inning of a 5-3 win by striking out both of the batters he faced. He now has a 3.02 ERA with 56 strikeouts and 13 walks in 44 2/3 innings of relief this season.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Indians pitcher Zach McAllister flourishing in relief role

      Indians pitcher Zach McAllister made his first (and, so far only) start this year on April 10, and got knocked around for five runs on 13 hits in four innings against the Tigers. After that disaster of an outing, McAllister was moved to the bullpen where the right-hander has adjusted very nicely. Since the move, McAllister has pitched a total of 15 innings entering play on Thursday, and has allowed just three earned runs while recording 16 strikeouts. He has not allowed a run to score in his last five appearances. And he's been a key part of the pitching staff, having the ability to give manager Terry Francona innings out of the 'pen if needed. He can also come in for a shutdown inning as well. "He's been really solid," said pitching coach Mickey Callaway, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "You can tell by the way we've used him that we trust him in any situation right now. It's good if a guy needs a day off or for whatever reason, we feel like he can throw in any inning we want, even close if need be. It's really a valuable thing to have in the 'pen."

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Indians SP T.J. House lands on 15-day DL with shoulder injury

      The Indians announced Friday they placed starting pitcher T.J. House on the 15-day disabled list due to left shoulder inflammation. However, the team did not immediately announce who will replace him in the rotation. House said his shoulder injury flared up during an emergency start Saturday against the Tigers, per He had to fill in for Trevor Bauer, who was scratched due to an illness. House threw a bullpen session last Friday and was then thrust into action Saturday. House dropped to 0-4 after a 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday. He lasted just three innings, allowing five runs. He has not pitched past three innings in three of his four starts. He has a 13.15 ERA and 2.54 WHIP. A potential rotation replacement could be Zach McAllister, who was sent to the bullpen in mid-April to clear a rotation spot for Danny Salazar. McAllister, who has made one start this season, has a 2.31 ERA in six relief appearances.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Danny Salazar in, Zach McAllister out of Indians rotation

      The Saturday start of Indians right-hander Danny Salazar in Minnesota won't be a one-and-done. He is destined to stay in the rotation while Zach McAllister heads to the bullpen, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Salazar pitched horribly in spring training despite hitting 95 mph consistently. But he hurled six shutout innings with seven strikeouts in his first start at Triple-A Columbus before being recalled. "I have to show them that I've been working hard," Salazar said, per "I have to prove it." McAllister has struggled to find the plate with anything but his fastball as a starter. He is considered better suited to come out of the bullpen, where his 97 mph fastball can be most effectively utilized. "I think Zach's going to be a starter in the Major Leagues," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "But right now, I think he can really help us as a weapon in the bullpen."

    • by R.J. White |

      Indians to skip Zach McAllister in rotation

      Indians pitcher Zach McAllister will be available out of the bullpen Tuesday, as the team will not need a fifth starter until April 22, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. McAllister struggled in his season debut Friday, giving up five runs on 13 hits in four innings. It's possible he's better suited to the bullpen role, and potential fifth starter Danny Salazar produced a gem in his season debut at Triple-A.

    • by Jason Butt |

      Indians P Zach McAllister gives up 13 hits in loss to Tigers

      Indians pitcher Zach McAllister surrendered five earned runs in four innings in Friday's 8-4 loss to the Tigers. McAllister allowed 13 hits, struck out five and walked one. He gave up a two-run home run to Nick Castellanos in the fifth inning. McAllister was credited with the loss.

    • by R.J. White |

      Indians' Zach McAllister delivers strong performance Thursday

      Indians pitcher Zach McAllister allowed just two runs (one earned) on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings while striking out four and walking none in his final start of the spring Thursday against the Reds. "I'm excited," McAllister said after his final outing of the spring, per "I think I accomplished a lot of the things that I wanted to in spring so far. I'm looking forward to getting started." McAllister earned a win in his team's 4-3 victory to move to 3-1 on the spring. He finishes the spring season with a 2.84 ERA and 28:4 K:BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings. "He came in on a mission," manager Terry Francona said. "And, it's funny, because I remember talking to [Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway] this winter. He said, he goes, 'Zach's going to come in raring to go.' he had some ups and downs last year and he worked so hard. He's overpowering with his fastball, and his touch and feel on his offspeed has been really good. Because of that, he's been pretty dominating." McAllister is slated to start the team's home opener April 10 against the Tigers.

    • by R.J. White |

      Indians line up rotation, Zach McAllister to pitch home opener

      Indians manager Terry Francona has set the rotation for the first week of the season, with Zach McAllister slated to serve as the No. 4 starter and pitch the team's home opener next Friday against the Tigers, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Corey Kluber draws the Opening Day assignment Monday against the Astros after winning the AL Cy Young award in 2014. He'll be followed by Carlos Carrasco Tuesday and Trevor Bauer Wednesday. McAllister will then face the Tigers Friday, with T.J. House taking the mound Saturday and Kluber pitching Sunday.

    • by R.J. White |

      Indians' T.J. House, Zach McAllister win rotation spots

      The Indians have named Zach McAllister the No. 4 starter, lining him up to pitch the team's home opener, and T.J. House the No. 5 starter, USA Today reports. McAllister and House were part of a heated competion for the team's two open rotation spots this spring and earned a leg up when Danny Salazar was optioned earlier this week. Manager Terry Francona announced the projected rotation before Sunday's spring game.

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