Tomlin, 28, started 16 games last year for the Tribe, finishing 2012 with a 6.36 ERA in 103 1/3 innings. Control was not a major issue, offering just 25 free passes last year alongside 56 strikeouts.
However, he did surrender 18 home runs in his 74 earned runs on the season.
Tomlin underwent Tommy John surgery in August. Given his struggles and time off to recover from the surgery, he was not expected to make the starting rotation for any part of the 2013 season regardless.
As Chris Cwik of CBSSports.com points out, the recent signings of potential starters Trevor Bauer, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Scott Kazmir likely push out fringe rotation candidates like Tomlin for this season.
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