Cut loose like a deuce
The first cuts of camp have come, and it’s a small group.
Not that he was a favorite for the position anyway, but count left-hander Rich Rundles out of the running for the open bullpen job. He has been optioned to Triple-A Columbus. Rundles, who made his big-league debut with the Tribe toward the end of last season, gave up nine runs (eight earned) on nine hits in four spring innings over five appearances.
Right-hander Tomo Ohka and left-hander Ryan Edell have also been cut loose, reassigned to Minor League camp.
Ohka, a veteran brought in as a non-roster invitee, gave up 10 runs (six earned) on 14 hits in just 3 2/3 innings over three appearances this spring.
Edell, who was in the Double-A Akron rotation last year, got his first taste of big-league camp and gave up a run on two hits with a walk in two innings over three relief appearances.