(GOODYEAR, Ariz.) – The Indians are undefeated. Well, sort of. The Tribe won their arbitration hearing with right-hander Josh Tomlin on Saturday giving them a 2-0 record this offseason.
Last week the Indians won their arbitration hearing with reliever Vinnie Pestano, the first time they had gone to an arbitration hearing since 1991. Tomlin, 29, who filed at $975,000 for a salary this season will now make $800,000; still an increase from the $501,800 he made a year ago.
Tomlin spoke with reporters on Saturday and mentioned it was the “business” side of baseball and now he is focused on the upcoming 2014 season.
Tomlin is in a competition for the final spot in the Indians rotation. It’s a race that also includes new right-hander Aaron Harang, as well as Trevor Bauer, Shaun Marcum and Carlos Carrasco.
The Indians do have one more arbitration case pending and it’s with their ace right-hander Justin Masterson who filed at $11.8 million with the Indians countering at $8.05 million. The hearing is slate for Thursday.
- Nick Camino