Smoke Signals 6/3: Herrmann & Tomlin Tonight
Beyond that, the focus of the show tonight will be to talk about some of the players at Triple-A Columbus who appear to be on the brink of getting a call to Cleveland. While Indians GM Mark Shapiro has said moves involving Santana and others in Columbus won't happen anytime soon, we can still take a look at some of the players who may get the call once they do decide to make some changes.
Two of those players who likely will be on the short list for consideration for Cleveland are right-handed pitchers Frank Herrmann and Josh Tomlin. Both are on the big league radar, and with manager Manny Acta saying earlier this week that he is looking for middle relief help to bridge the gap between his starters and the backend of the bullpen, the pitchers in Columbus like Herrmann, Tomlin, Joe Smith, Jess Todd and even Josh Judy have been put on the spot as possible alternatives soon in Cleveland. Tomlin will join us on the air at about 9:40 PM and Herrmann will be on around 10:00 PM.
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