Tomlin skips start due to sore right wrist

Tomlin skips start due to sore right wrist

Josh Tomlin was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday at Boston due to soreness in his right wrist. Right-hander Zach McAllister was called up from Triple-A Columbus to make the spot start for Tomlin, his sixth start in the Majors.

The Indians will make an official roster move to clear a spot for McAllister prior to the 7:10 p.m. game at Fenway Park. The missed start doesn't necessarily mean Tomlin is heading to the disabled list, however.

Tomlin is 1-2 with a 4.67 ERA in six appearances (five starts) this year, with 27 strikeouts to just seven walks. He has given up 18 earned runs on 36 hits in 34 2/3 innings. McAllister is coming off his first Major League win on Monday, having beaten the White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader.

McAllister allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out five over six innings. He made four starts for the Tribe in 2011 and went 0-1 with a 6.11 ERA. He's gone 3-1 with a 2.83 ERA in six starts for Triple-A Columbus this season.

Adam Berry is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.