Indians announce series of roster moves

CLEVELAND, OH -- The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has made the following roster moves:

  • Recalled RHP ZACH McALLISTER from AAA Columbus
  • Placed RHP JOSH TOMLIN on the 15-day Disabled List (right wrist soreness), retroactive to May 8
  • Purchased the contract of INF JOSE LOPEZ from AAA Columbus
  • Optioned INF JASON DONALD to AAA Columbus after last night’s game
  • Designated OF NICK WEGLARZ for assignment

McAllister, 24, will make a start tonight in Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox. The Chillicothe, IL-native recorded his first Major League win in his only big league start to date on Monday, May 7 in the day game of a day/night doubleheader vs. the Chicago White Sox (6.0IP, 6H, 4R/2ER, 1BB, 5K). In the outing he posted a career-high 6.0IP with a career-high 5 strikeouts.  Prior to the doubleheader spot start, Zach had spent 2012 at Triple-A Columbus where he went 3-1 with a 2.83 ERA in 6 starts (35.0IP, 30H, 11ER, 11BB, 32K, .233AVG).  He still ranks among International League leaders in wins (T6th), strikeouts (T9th, 32) and ERA (12th) despite not pitching in the IL since May 2.  He wears #34.

Tomlin is 1-2 with a 4.67 ERA in 6 games/5 starts thus far in 2012 (34.2IP, 36H, 18ER, 7BB, 27K) and is beginning his second career stint on the Major League Disabled list.  He is eligible to come off the DL on May 23.

Lopez has split the 2012 season between Cleveland and AAA Columbus after opening the year on the Tribe’s Major League roster. With Cleveland he appeared in 5 games (4-for-21, .190, 2B, HR, 3RBI) before being outrighted to Columbus on May 3.  With the Clippers he hit .522 (12-23) with 4 2B and 4RBI, hitting safely in 5 of the 6 games he appeared in (5GS at 3B, 1GS at DH). He wears #4.

Jason Donald opened the season with Cleveland and has hit .178 (8-45) with 5 runs scored, 3 steals and 4RBI in 16 games for the Indians in 2012.