The starting pitcher of the Cleveland Indians, Josh Tomlin, who has been pitching for the team since his Major League Baseball debut on the 27th day of July 2010 was first drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 11th round of the MLB in 2005 but due to irreconcilable differences, the baseball rising star declined to sign a contract with them.
He only consented when the Indians came with their offer and since then, the American professional baseball player has been making a name for himself in the game of baseball. Before fame, he played with several minor league teams like Columbus Clippers, Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Buffalo Bisons, Lake County Captains, Kinston Indians,
Josh Tomlin, the right-handed pitcher for the Cleveland Indians who was drafted by the club in the 19th round of MLB Draft in 2006 was born in Tyler, Texas on the 19th
day of October 1984. He was born to mother Elana Tomlin and father Jerry Tomlin who works two jobs as a plumber an as a worker at the power point attached to the Whitehouse, Texas School System.
The budding baseball player went to Whitehouse High School, Angelina College and proceeded to Texas Tech University and has been active in professional baseball since after graduation.
Family – Dad, Mom, (Parents)
It will not be an exaggeration if one were to say that it will require a miracle for Josh’s father Jerry Tomlin to recover the use of his legs. Jerry who works at power plant attached to the Whitehouse, Texas School System had a burning sensation in his stomach while at work, and when one of the 24 hours clinics could not diagnose his condition, he was referred to a bigger hospital in Texas where the problem was identified as an arteriovenous malfunction which in a layman’s understanding means he has tangle of blood vessels on the spinal cord and the process of disentangling the blood vessels can be a fatal one.
Jerry eventually went into paralysis from his chest down to his legs which led to a difficult surgery and Josh’s mother, Elana took care of him the whole time. His dad eventually survived the surgery but coming out of paralysis is a long process which he is still undergoing till date.
Even though it has been a while, Jerry has not given up and it is this attitude that he has inculcated in his son from a tender age when he would make the young Josh Tomlin throw balls into a bucket to perfect his strike-throwing and send him after the ones that missed the mark. Josh’s dad always held down two jobs; one at the power point and another as a plumber so that his son would not be obligated to work, He did everything in his power to assist his son to achieve his dream as a professional baseball player.
The Indians right thrower is a married man; he tied the nuptial knot with Carlie in January 2014. Their marriage has been blessed with two daughters – Myla and Mckenzie whom their parents are completely devoted to, according to Carlie, the girls have established a very strong bond and she is happy that they have each other. Josh’s wife is completely smitten with her daughters and she is always brandishing pictures of them on the social media, she even wants them to have their own float during Christmas parade so as to wave at everybody. At such a tender age, the girls seem to be enjoying baseball games which their parents constantly take them to.
Other Facts About Josh Tomlin
- Net Worth
The current net worth of the pitcher for the Cleveland Indians has not been made public, but he earns a healthy annual salary of $3,000,000. Even though his estimated net worth is not known, it is sure to be huge with his salary and the contracts he has signed in the past.
The famed baseballer is in the category of the tall guys in baseball, he stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch or 1.855 m and his weight of 86 kg or 190 lb goes down well with his height. We still await information regarding the details of his other body stats because they are currently not available.