Goodyear, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Cleveland Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin will undergo arthroscopic debridement surgery due to chronic AC joint inflammation in his right shoulder, the team announced Friday.
The surgery will take place next Wednesday. Tomlin's timetable to return is 12-to-16 weeks.
Tomlin had been optioned to the minors. The move will be reversed and he will open the season on the major league disabled list.
The 30-year-old Tomlin went 6-9 with a 4.76 ERA in 25 games (16 starts) for the Indians last season.
The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in August 2012 and was expected to miss the entire 2013 season. However, he did pitch in one game in 2013.