Camp goes two scoreless in Cubs debut

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reliever Shawn Camp got his first chance to make a case for one of the open spots in the Cubs' bullpen.

The right-hander, who was signed to a minor league deal this week after he was released by the Seattle Mariners, made his Cubs debut Tuesday in relief of starter Matt Garza.

It wasn’t the best of introductions as he allowed both of the runners he inherited from Garza to score. His own line looked a little better has he pitched two scoreless innings with a walk and two strikeouts while giving up two hits.

Camp figures to be in a battle for the final two bullpen spots with Frankie De La Cruz, Casey Coleman and Lendy Castillo. Rafael Dolis appears to be ahead of this group and has likely wrapped up a spot already.

Camp might get as many as three more appearances down the stretch to impress the coaches in person. He also hopes his work in Mariners camp counts for something. He gave up just two earned runs there in 8 1/3 innings, including a scoreless outing of 2 1/3 innings against the Cubs on March 19.