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Published:March 16th, 2009 16:50 EST
Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians Cut 3 Veteran Pitchers From The Team

By Christopher HIllenbrand

The Cleveland Indians cut three pitchers from their spring training roster on Sunday. Tomo Ohka, a veteran journeyman right-hander was among the three pitchers sent packing from the Indians` preseason camp in Arizona.

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Ohka had been a non-roster invitee going into Sunday when he was reassigned. He joined left-handed pitcher Ryan Edell in being demoted to Cleveland`s minor league training camp, while lefty Rich Rundles was reassigned to Triple-A Columbus` spring training facility. With the three departures, The Indians are down to 59 players vying for roster positions going into the 2009 season.

 

In three spring training appearances, Tomo Ohka went 3 and 2/3 innings and allowed 10 runs, with 6 of them earned, on 10 hits.

 

The Indians signed Ohka to a minor league contract in December after the right-hander spent 2008 with the Triple-A Charlotte, a farm team in the Chicago White Sox system. At Charlotte, he went 5 and 11 with an ERA of 4.18.

 

Ohka, about to celebrate his 33rd birthday on Wednesday, has played for the Red Sox, the Washington Nationals by way of the Montreal Expos, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Toronto Blue Jays. In 9 years in the Majors he accumulated a 50-63 record and a 4.14 ERA in 184 games played (172 of which he started).