BOSTON -- The Indians made a few adjustments to their pitching staff prior to Monday's game against the Red Sox, including a trade to land sidearmer Joe Smith from the Blue Jays.
Shortly before the 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Indians landed Smith for two Minor Leaguers, bringing a familiar arm back to Cleveland's bullpen. The Indians also announced that they placed starter Josh Tomlinon the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain and recalled lefty reliever Tyler Olson from Triple-A Columbus.
 Indians acquire reliever Joe Smith from Blue Jays
The Indians sent lefty Double-A lefty Thomas Pannone and Class A second baseman Samad Taylor to Toronto to complete the trade for Smith. Neither player appeared on the Indians' Top 30 Prospects list, according to
Smith spent five seasons with the Indians from 2009-13, helping Cleveland to an American League Wild Card berth in '13 and posting a 2.76 ERA over 303 appearances prior to leaving via free agency. This year with the Blue Jays, the 33-year-old righty had a 3.28 ERA with 51 strikeouts andf 10 walks in 35 2/3 innings.
With Smith back in the fold, Indians manager Terry Francona will be able to ease some of the burden on Andrew MillerCody Allen and Bryan Shaw in the later innings.
Tomlin's injury does not impact Cleveland's rotation much at the moment.
Tomlin injured his hamstring while fielding a comebacker in the fourth inning of Sunday's 2-1 loss to the White Sox in Chicago. Leury Garciachopped a pitch back up the middle, and Tomlin came off the mound awkwardly before reaching down to his right to glove the ball. The right-hander finished the inning, but he was pulled prior to the fifth inning.
With Tomlin sidelined, the Indians' starting staff consists of Corey KluberCarlos CarrascoTrevor BauerDanny Salazar and Mike Clevinger. Through 20 starts, Tomlin was 7-9 with a 5.38 ERA in 110 1/3 innings this season.
Olson, 27, is making his second stint in the Indians' bullpen, which lost lefty Boone Logan to a left lat injury on July 19. Olson logged one scoreless inning for the Tribe in two appearances earlier this month, and excelled as a lefty specialist for Triple-A Columbus this year. In 34 relief outings for the Clippers, Olson limited left-handed batters to a .170 (9-for-71) average, and posted a 3.21 ERA with 11.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
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