On Wednesday, the Indians announced that they have signed arbitration-eligible SP Josh Tomlin to a two-year extension worth five million dollars. The contract also has a team option for a third year.
Tomlin, who had a strong second half of 2015 after coming back from his second Tommy John surgery, turned 31 this past October. In his convincing 2015 season, he posted a 7-2 record to go along with a 3.02 ERA in 10 games. It is still uncertain whether he will start 2016 as a member of the rotation, or out of the bullpen.
When asked about his potential free agency Tomlin answered, “I didn’t really look toward the free agent part. I’ve been a Cleveland Indian since 2006. They drafted me, and when they approached my agent about that contract, it was something that excited me and it got me looking forward to the season and I appreciated it. It’s something we talked about and we were able to reach an agreement that I was happy with, that they were happy with.”
Re-signing Tomlin also gives the Indians more insurance in the unlikely event they deal one of their starters.
Three New Concessions Coming To Progressive Field
The Indians announced on Wednesday that three new Cleveland-area restaurants will be added to the new Infield District at Progressive Field in 2016.
Happy Dog offers unique hot dogs, veggie dogs, french fries, and tater tots with an extensive list of toppings, which are all made in-house and allow customers to get creative with their meal.
Ohio City Burrito offers customers a burrito bar and a variety of Mexican goodies including burritos, tacos, salads, nachos, and more.
Cleveland Pickle is also a local foodie favorite because of its uniquely Cleveland sandwich experience, with handcrafted creations — and Cleveland names. The shop, located in the heart of downtown at Euclid and East Ninth Street, also features creative salads, daily housemade soups, and a retail line of house-made pickles.
Indians beat reporter Jordan Bastian tweeted a photo of the progress of the new scoreboard being put up at Progressive Field. When finished, it will be the largest in the league.