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Indians place Gomes on paternity list, recall Hagadone, designate Johnson; Tomlin to start Tuesday

By Ryan Lewis Published: May 3, 2014

The Indians on Saturday placed catcher Yan Gomes on the paternity list, recalled reliever Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus, purchased the contract of catcher George Kottaras and designated utilityman Elliot Johnson for assignment. 

Gomes and his wife, Jenna, had a baby girl Saturday morning in Cleveland—Brooklyn Mae Gomes. 

That brought about the need for Kottaras for a few days. Manager Terry Francona said he wasn't sure Gomes got any sleep last night. It is "most likely" Kottaras won't be with the team for long. 

Johnson being designated for assignment, according Francona, was going to happen anyway, as the Indians are in need of a fifth starter on Tuesday. It had nothing to do with Johnson's two-error game Friday night, he said.

Francona also said today that Tuesday's start will go to Josh Tomlin. 

Tomlin was terrific in his last start for Triple-A Columbus, as he threw a complete-game shutout and struck out 10 batters while only allowing three hits and no walks. He's now thrown 20 consecutive scoreless innings. 

Tomlin was beaten out for the final spot in the rotation this spring by Carlos Carrasco, who has since been moved to the bullpen. His regular day to throw also falls on Tuesday this week. 

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