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34 Zach McAllister SP
Height/Weight: 6-6/240 | Birthdate: 12/8/1987 | Birthplace: Chillicothe, IL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cleveland | College: No College | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $496,400 | Owned/Started%: 10/2 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Indians' T.J. House, Zach McAllister win rotation spots


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) The Indians have named Zach McAllister the No. 4 starter, lining him up to pitch the team's home opener, and T.J. House the No. 5 starter, USA Today reports.

McAllister and House were part of a heated competion for the team's two open rotation spots this spring and earned a leg up when Danny Salazar was optioned earlier this week. Manager Terry Francona announced the projected rotation before Sunday's spring game.


Indians pitcher Zach McAllister fans nine in outing Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Indians pitcher Zach McAllister went five innings Saturday against the Brewers, allowing two runs on six hits with nine strikeouts. McAllister, who is expected to make one more start before Opening Day, touched 97 mph with his fastball in the appearance, according to Cleveland.com.

"He's been impressive and he's been doing it all spring," said Francona. "He's not just throwing strikes, he's down in the zone when he wants to and then he can elevate with some velocity. I think his hard work is really paying off."

McAllister has felt he always had the added velocity.

"Throughout my career I've always felt I've had a little more (velocity) in there if I could maintain it," said McAllister. "For whatever reason, whether it's being more consistent with my delivery or my arm action, I'm just trusting that when I let it go it's going to go where I want it to go. I'm not trying to place anything."


Salazar demoted; McAllister, House, Tomlin will compete for final spots


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) The Indians have optioned right-hander Danny Salazar to Triple-A Columbus, just a day removed from a dreadful Cactus League outing, according to the Plain Dealer.

Salazar coughed up seven runs -- six earned -- on six hits and no walks while striking out six over 3 1/3 innings of work against the Reds. The 25-year-old posted a whopping 8.18 ERA through 11 innings this spring.

"I don't know. The stuff is definitely there. It's not there yet consistently, whether he's locating or following a pitch up with two pitches in a row," manager Terry Francona said after Salazar's outing on Thursday. "Again, we'll keep working at it -- that's for darn sure -- but the results weren't the kind of what we're looking for."

The demotion narrows Zach McAllister, T.J. House and Josh Tomlin down to the two final spots in the rotation. House and Tomlin have options, while McAllister is out of options and could be in line for one of those two spots, per the Plain Dealer.


Indians pitcher Zach McAllister continues bid for rotation spot


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Indians pitcher Zach McAllister tossed four innings Monday, allowing just one unearned run on two hits with four strikeouts for the Tribe. He has now recorded 15 strikeouts this spring and feeling strong on the mound, reports MLB.com.

"I felt good. I'm happy with where I'm at right now," McAllister said. "I'm very happy with my [command]. I think it's carried over from what I did in August in Triple-A and in September in the big leagues, as far as being really aggressive with all my pitches."

Manager Terry Francona also liked his performance Monday.

"[He was] good," Francona said. "He threw his fastball down and, off it, threw some good splits. A couple good breaking balls. ... To his credit, he comes ready. He works so hard that he comes out of the chute throwing pretty hard and it's not like he's overthrowing. He just prepares so well."


Indians' Fracona on McAllister: 'I thought he was pretty good'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Indians pitcher Zach McAllister allowed one run on three hits in two innings while striking out three in Tuesday's Cactus League opener, and manager Terry Francona was pleased with his performance, MLB.com reports.

"He was actually pretty good," Francona said. "He gave up the two-out hit, but I thought he was down in the zone, showed good arm strength and used all his pitches. I thought he was pretty good."

McAllister is out of options and competing for the fifth spot in the rotation this spring.


Indians' Francona comfortable with battle for No. 5 in starting rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) With Josh Tomlin, T.J. House, Danny Salazar, Shaun Marcum, Bruce Chen and Zach McAllister all competing for the final spot of the Indians' rotation, manager Terry Francona told reporters that a few players may end up going to Triple-A or moved to the bullpen once camp breaks, per the Plain Dealer.

"At the moment, we're comfortable," Francona said. "We've all seen where you look up a month later and things happen. The one thing you don't ever want to have happen is have your season derailed because guys go down. You try to come to camp with not only who you think are going to be your five, but you have to have some depth. We have some guys who will probably end up going to Triple-A. Maybe a guy or two ends up in the bullpen. You never know."


Indians' Zach McAllister hoping versatility earns him a spot


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Indians pitcher Zach McAllister is hoping his versatility will earn him a spot on the team's 25-man roster, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

McAllister is out of options, and the team could lose him on waivers if he doesn't make the final roster. While it would be tough for him to break the rotation, McAllister showed he could excel as a reliever last September.

Manager Terry Francona said McAllister should make the team if he performs up to his expectations. "From where I sit, as long as he throws the ball like he did in September, regardless of what his role is, he's going to help us win." 

McAllister said he would be happy pitching in any role. "I'm here to compete whether it's in the bullpen or as a starter," McAllister said. "Eventually it will all play itself out. I'm not here to really worry about what will happen."

McAllister posted a 5.23 ERA over 86 innings in 2014. 


Four of the five spots in Indians' rotation already decided


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Tuesday that Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer and Gavin Floyd have secured spots in the rotation for 2015.

He added Zach McAllister, Josh Tomlin, Danny Salazar and T.J. House will be competing for the final spot in the rotation this spring.


Zach McAllister suffers seventh loss of the season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Indians pitcher Zach McAllister put together a quality start in a losing effort Monday night against the Astros in Houston, dropping to 3-7 on the year. He allowed two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out six over six innings of a 3-1 defeat.

McAllister has allowed six earned runs over his last 11 1/3 innings of work. He owns a 5.74 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP over 78 1/3 innings of work. He will likely be relegated to the bullpen moving forward.

Indians make a pair of roster moves Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) The Indians announced Sunday they recalled pitcher Zach McAllister from Triple-A Columbus. To clear a roster spot, Josh Tomlin was placed on the paternity list.

Zach McAllister back on roster at Triple-A Columbus


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Indians starting pitcher Zach McAllister was optioned to Triple-A Columbus Sunday. He was designated for assignment Friday.

Indians designate scuffling Zach McAllister


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Struggling Indians right-hander Zach McAllister has been designated for eventual assignment to Triple-A Columbus.

His latest dud resulted in four earned runs allowed on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings Thursday against Seattle. McAllister, who was a solid mainstay in the Cleveland rotation the last two years, has collapsed in 2014 with a 3-6 record, 5.91 ERA and 25 earned runs surrendered in his last 27 1/3 innings pitched.


Zach McAllister gets hammered in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Indians pitcher Zach McAllister was roughed up by the Mariners and was unable to factor into the decision Thursday night. The right-handed hurler failed to make it out of the fourth inning. He was charged with four runs on eight hits, with no walks or strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings of a 6-5 defeat.

Over his last six starts covering 23 innings, McAllister has allowed 25 earned runs. He owns a 5.91 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP over 14 starts (67 innings) this season. He'll try to get back on track Tuesday at home against Cincinnati.

Zach McAllister gives up six runs in loss vs. Royals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Indians pitcher Zach McAllister took a loss Saturday, giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits and two walks in four-plus innings and striking out three in his team's 7-5 defeat against the Royals.

McAllister (3-6) was staked to a 5-0 lead after two innings but he gave up four runs in the fourth inning to tie the game after the Royals picked up one in the third. He put the first batter of the fifth on base before being pulled, and that runner would come around to score. McAllister owns a 5.65 ERA and 54:26 K:BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings. The team may go with him Thursday against the Mariners, though he isn't assured of getting another start after being recalled earlier Saturday and failing to impress.


Indians announce roster changes Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) The Indians announced a pair of roster moves prior to Saturday's game against the Royals in Kansas City. The team recalled starter Zach McAllister from Triple-A Columbus, as the right-hander will start vs. Kansas City. In a corresponding move, they have optioned pitcher Josh Tomlin down to Columbus.

Report: Zach McAllister to start Saturday against Royals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) What was expected has been all but confirmed. The Indians will promote right-hander Zach McAllister from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday in Kansas City, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

McAllister has earned a spot in the rotation with a strong run with the Clippers, followed by two starts with the Indians in which he surrendered just four runs in 12 1/3 innings.


Zach McAllister surrenders one run in no-decision Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Indians pitcher Zach McAllister wasn't involved in the decision of Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, giving up just one earned run on three hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings and striking out six in his team's 5-2 victory over the Tigers.

McAllister walked home a run in the second inning but was otherwise able to keep the Tigers off the scoreboard. He hasn't won a major-league start since April 21. McAllister owns a 5.28 ERA and 51:24 K:BB ratio in 59 2/3 innings. He was optioned back to Triple-A Columbus after the game.


Zach McAllister set for recall prior to Saturday's start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) The Indians will recall pitcher Zach McAllister during the break between games of Saturday's doubleheader, as he will make the start for the second game.

McAllister will serve as the teams' 26th man for the doubleheader according to MLB.com, meaning he will be sent back to Triple-A Columbus following the game.  


Zach McAllister back up Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Indians pitcher Zach McAllister is back up Thursday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer

McAllister was optioned to the minors during the break. The thought is that McAllister will start one of the team's games Saturday. Over 54 1/3 innings, McAllister has a 5.63 ERA. 


Zach McAllister optioned to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) The Indians announced Tuesday they optioned starting pitcher Zach McAllister to Triple-A Columbus.

McAllister was recalled Saturday to start against the White Sox. He ended up taking the loss after allowing three earned runs in seven innings.


Zach McAllister drops to 3-5 before the break


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Indians starter Zach McAllister (3-5) turned in a solid start but ended the first half of the season on a sour note, with a loss Saturday afternoon against the White Sox. The right-hander permitted three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two over seven innings of a 6-2 defeat.

McAllister enters the All-Star break with a 5.63 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP over 11 starts (54 1/3 innings). His next start has yet to be determined.

Zach McAllister gets the call for Saturday start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) The Indians recalled pitcher Zach McAllister from Triple-A Columbus Saturday, ahead of his start later that day against the White Sox.

McAllister earned his way back to the majors by going 5-0 with a 2.23 ERA in six starts at Columbus. 


Zach McAllister tabbed to start Saturday for Cleveland


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Indians manager Terry Francona said starting pitcher Zach McAllister will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start Saturday against the White Sox.

McAllister, who is 3-4 with a 5.89 ERA in 10 starts for Cleveland, is 5-0 with a 2.23 ERA in six starts for Columbus.


Zach McAllister destined for Tuesday start after strong outing


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) The Indians need a starter for Tuesday against the Dodgers and Zach McAllister has completed an excellent start Thursday for Triple-A Columbus. It all adds up to virtual confirmation that McAllister will indeed be on the mound against the Dodgers.

McAllister pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings on three hits. He walked two, fanned six and threw 66 of 104 pitches for strikes.


Zach McAllister demotion to Columbus should be temporary


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Indians starter Zach McAllister has been sent back down to Triple-A Columbus before getting a chance to rejoin the rotation.

The Indians will only require four starters through next week, when they have two days off. McAllister had just completed a rehab stint from a back injury, but his awful pitching before going down has resulted in the team not being particularly eager to put him back on the mound.

McAllister will return when the Indians need a fifth starter.