Tomlin struck out two in a perfect inning of relief Wednesday to record his third hold of the season in a win over the Padres. The former Cleveland starter is adapting well to his role in Atlanta's bullpen, posting a 2.77 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 12:1 K:BB through 13 innings. The team's injury-ravaged bullpen -- five different Atlanta relievers are currently on the injured list -- has pushed Tomlin into a higher-leverage role, but he's held his own by picking up a hold in three of his last four appearances, potentially putting him on the fantasy radar in deeper leagues that utilize the category.
Tomlin struck out one over two perfect innings of relief in Friday's loss to the Mets. The veteran right-hander has been used sparingly so far, but Tomlin's 2.45 ERA and 0.55 WHIP in three appearances show he's gotten the job done when required. He'll continue working in a low-leverage role for Atlanta, giving him limited fantasy appeal.
Tomlin will be on the Braves' Opening Day roster, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports. Tomlin joined the Braves on a minor-league deal last week after being released by the Brewers. The right-hander fired three scoreless innings in his only spring appearance for Atlanta, and apparently that was enough for the team to include him on its Opening Day roster. Tomlin stumbled to a 6.14 ERA, 5.9 K/9 and 3.2 HR/9 in 70.1 innings last season.
Tomlin agreed to a minor-league contract with the Braves on Thursday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training. Tomlin didn't have to wait long to find work after being released by the Brewers on Wednesday. He's likely looking at a long-relief role at best in Atlanta as the team has a number of interesting young starters ahead of him.
Tomlin was released by the Brewers on Wednesday. Tomlin has an incredibly low 3.5 percent walk rate over the course of his career, but he's also struck out just 16.3 percent of opposing hitters. With a fastball that has averaged less than 88 mph for three straight seasons, he's best suited for a mop-up role at this stage of his career. The Brewers didn't have innings to offer him, but he could still latch on with a team, probably a rebuilding one.