Tomlin has posted a 2.25 ERA and 5:0 K:BB through four Grapefruit League innings this spring.
The veteran right-hander has been a solid long reliever/swingman for Atlanta over the last two years with a 4.08 ERA and 1.15 WHIP, and Tomin could be leaned on fairly heavily in the early going as the team looks to manage the workload of the rotation. It's not a particularly fantasy-friendly role, but he might stumble into a win or two with a potent offense at his back.
Tomlin signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Atlanta on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Tomlin spent the past two seasons in Atlanta, and he'll remain with the team for at least one more season after recording a 4.76 ERA and 36:8 K:BB over 39.2 innings during the abbreviated 2020 campaign. He worked as both a starter and reliever last year, but the 36-year-old should work primarily out of the bullpen in 2021. The deal includes a $1.25 million club option with a $250,000 buyout for 2022.
Tomlin made his most recent appearance for the Braves out of the bullpen, giving up two runs over 2.2 innings in a Sept. 16 outing in Baltimore.
The recent returns of Cole Hamels and Max Fried from the injured list appear to have at least temporarily bumped Tomlin from the rotation, as the Braves have opted to keep younger arms in Kyle Wright and Huascar Ynoa in starting roles over him. Atlanta will need to add another starter to the rotation Wednesday versus Miami, so Tomlin could be a candidate to pitch that day if he's not needed in relief Monday or Tuesday.
Tomlin allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out two over four innings in Friday's loss to the Nationals. He didn't factor into the decision.
Tomlin was roughed up early against the Nationals as he allowed three runs in the first inning before giving up two more in the third. However, a strong offensive showing from Atlanta allowed him to settle for the no-decision. With Max Fried (back) and Cole Hamels (triceps) expected to return soon, it's unclear when Tomlin could make another start.
Tomlin (2-2) allowed one run on three hits and no walks while striking out two over six innings to earn the win Sunday against the Nationals.
Tomlin had been charged with losses in both of his past two outings, but he received an extra day of rest prior to Sunday's start. He responded with his longest appearance of the season, and he only allowed three baserunners over the first six innings of the contest. The right-hander now has a 3.77 ERA and 26:6 K:BB over 28.2 innings this year. His next start should be on the road Friday against the Nationals.
Tomlin will have his start pushed to Sunday against the Nationals, 680 The Fan Atlanta reports.
The veteran right-hander lined up to start Game 2 of Friday's twin bill, but he'll receive some extra rest with Huascar Ynoa receiving the start instead. Tomlin has struggled in his past two outings, allowing eight runs (seven earned) on 11 hits with six strikeouts and two walks over 7.1 innings.
Tomlin (1-2) took the loss Saturday against the Phillies after surrendering four runs (three earned) on five hits with two walks and one strikeout over 4.1 innings.
The veteran right-hander got through four frames with only one run allowed on a sacrifice fly, but he struggled in the fifth inning and was pulled after giving up a three-run homer to Rhys Hoskins. Tomlin has a 4.37 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 24:6 K:BB over 22.2 innings, and he lines up to pitch against the Nationals next weekend.
Tomlin (1-1) gave up four runs on six hits and struck out five over three innings in a loss to Philadelphia on Sunday.
Tomlin gave up three homers to account for all four runs in the appearance, and he needed 61 pitches (38 strikes) to complete the short outing. The 35-year-old began the year as a reliever, but has been forced into starting duties after injuries ravaged Atlanta's rotation. He has a 3.93 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 23 strikeouts across 18.1 innings this season. His next start is expected to be Saturday in a rematch in Philadelphia.
Tomlin is slated to start Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Just over 40 percent of the way into their season, the Braves have just one man left standing (Max Fried) from their Opening Day rotation. As a result, Tomlin should keep picking up starts so long as his performance continues to warrant regular starts. After thriving in long relief to begin the season, Tomlin fared respectably in his first start in Tuesday's loss to Washington, working four innings (51 pitches) and giving up two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two. He'll likely push his pitch count up to the 60-to-75 range Sunday.
Tomlin didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 8-5 loss to the Nationals, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out two.
The veteran swing man was making his first start of the season and did his part, exiting the game after 51 pitches (36 strikes) with Atlanta up 5-2. However, the bullpen quickly allowed things to deteriorate. It's not clear whether the team plans to keep Tomlin -- who has a sparkling 2.35 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 18:4 K:BB through 15.1 innings -- in the rotation for now or move him back into long relief in support of some younger arms, but if he does stay on schedule, he'd next take the mound Sunday, at home against the Phillies.
Tomlin will start Tuesday's game against the Nationals, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
He has not logged more than 2.1 innings in any outing this season and has not logged more than 1.1 innings in an outing since Aug. 1, so this will not be a traditional start. Perhaps Huascar Ynoa or Bryse Wilson will be used as the primary pitcher behind Tomlin.
Tomlin (1-0) struck out three over 2.1 perfect innings of relief Saturday to record the win in a 7-1 victory over the Mets.
Touki Toussaint got the start but only lasted four innings, allowing Tomlin to get credit for the win with a dominant performance out of the bullpen. The veteran right-hander has yet to give up a run this season over three appearances and 5.2 innings, posting an 8:0 K:BB, and with Atlanta now featuring an incredibly young and inexperienced rotation to go with an explosive offense, Tomlin could end up as one of the most valuable long men in baseball from a fantasy perspective.
Tomlin's contract was selected by the Braves on Saturday.
Tomlin will open the season on the major-league roster with Cole Hamels (triceps) still recovering. While it's unclear whether he'll begin the season in the rotation, Saturday's transaction signals that he could have a role on Atlanta's pitching staff. Tomlin made 51 appearances (one start) in his first year with the Braves last season, logging a 3.74 ERA and 1.12 WHIP over 79.1 innings.
Tomlin could get a start early in the season if Cole Hamels isn't ready, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The veteran right-hander is more likely to be the team's primary long reliever, but Tomlin does have plenty of starting experience from his days in Cleveland. The 35-year-old may also have an edge on winning a spot start due to being more stretched out than Atlanta's other options, such as Kyle Wright -- Tomlin is expected to work four innings in Monday's intrasquad game.
Tomlin will be a part of the Braves' 60-man roster, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Tomlin was a non-roster invitee once again this spring, allowing two earned runs while striking out five across 6.2 innings before play was suspended. The right-hander spent the entire 2019 season with the major-league club after winning his spot in the bullpen during spring training, but it's unclear whether he'll see significant playing time in the majors during his age-35 season.
Tomlin agreed Wednesday with the Braves on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
For the second year in a row, Tomlin will attend Braves camp as a non-roster invitee looking to claim a spot in the Opening Day bullpen. He was able to earn his place in 2019 and stuck on the roster all season, finishing with a 3.74 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across 79.1 innings in 51 appearances (one start). The righty's inability to miss bats limits his fantasy intrigue even in NL-only formats, but he's more valuable from a real-life perspective thanks to his skills in limiting walks and inducing weak contact.
Tomlin will be on the Braves' NLDS roster, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Tomlin beat out Julio Teheran to serve as Atlanta's long reliever. He struck out just 15.9 percent of opposing batters this season but also walked just 2.2 percent, leading to a 3.74 ERA in 79.1 innings.
Tomlin will start Wednesday's game against the Royals, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
He will take the ball to allow Mike Soroka to rest up and get on schedule for the playoff rotation. The last time Tomlin logged more than one inning was when he tossed two frames Sept. 2, so this will be a bullpen game.
Tomlin was tagged for four runs on four hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning of relief in Wednesday's win over the Twins.
Atlanta was up 11-3 heading into the ninth inning when Tomlin got the call, which illustrates how low-leverage his role is in the bullpen right now. On the season, the veteran right-hander has a 4.05 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 41:7 K:BB through 60 innings with one win, two saves and five holds in 39 appearances.
Tomlin (1-1) took the loss Thursday against the Cubs, giving up three runs (two earned) on two hits over 2.2 innings while striking out two.
The veteran right-hander made only one real mistake after taking over for Bryce Wilson in the fifth inning, but Victor Caratini drove that mistake 407 feet to right field for what proved to be the game-winning homer. Tomlin has been mostly solid in a long-relief role for Atlanta this year, posting a 3.94 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 31:4 K:BB through 45.2 innings with a save and four holds in 28 appearances.
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