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Brett Tomko | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (41) / 4/7/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida Southern
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Rockies signed RHP Brett Tomko to a minor league contract.
The 41-year-old will report to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Tomko was released by the Royals last week after posting a 3.80 ERA over 47 1/3 innings in Triple-A. Jun 9 - 5:08 PM

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Royals released RHP Brett Tomko.

He held a 3.80 ERA over 47 1/3 innings at Triple-A Omaha, but the Royals apparently decided the 41-year-old was no longer a fit in the organization. Tomko will attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Jun 4 - 10:35 AM

Royals signed RHP Brett Tomko to a minor league contract.

Per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Tomko will earn $510,000 if he makes it up to the majors. Tomko hasn't pitched in the majors since the 2012 season but was reportedly throwing 92-94 mph in the Dominican Winter League.
Mar 13 - 6:30 PM

Brett Tomko threw for the Padres earlier this offseason, MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo reports.

Tomko has an audition with the Orioles Friday as he searches for work, but apparently it's not his first one-on-one with a club. The 40-year-old pitched in independent ball last season but he was said to be sitting between 92 and 94 mph in the Dominican Winter League earlier this offseason. Tomko hasn't pitched in the majors since the 2012 season.
Jan 22 - 7:47 PM

Brett Tomko will have an audition for the Orioles on Friday.

The information was passed along courtesy of Tomko's brother, Scott. The 40-year-old right-hander is looking to return to the majors in 2014 after spending last year in independent ball. According to Zach Links of MLBTradeRumors.com, Tomko has been clocked in the 90-93 mph range. He'll only require a minor league contract.
Jan 20 - 6:36 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Yankees and Tigers expressed interest in Brett Tomko while he pitched in the independent league during the 2013 season.

There are several teams reportedly interested in inking the 40-year-old right-hander to a minor league contract, and the Yankees and Tigers could remain among the list of interested parties. Tomko is currently pitching in the Dominican Winter League, where he's sitting comfortably between 92 and 94 mph with his fastball.
Jan 5 - 4:10 PM

Zach Links of MLBTradeRumors.com reports that about a half dozen teams have expressed interest in Brett Tomko.

Tomko, who will turn 41 just after Opening Day, will throw for interested clubs later this month in California or Arizona. He is willing to be a mentor at Triple-A or accept a bullpen role, so he shouldn't have trouble catching on somewhere. Links says that teams will evaluate Tomko but might not sign him until later on after they see how their roster shakes out.
Jan 5 - 3:40 PM

Charlie Wilmoth of MLB Trade Rumors reports that Brett Tomko will audition for MLB teams in late January.

The 40-year-old right-hander hasn't pitched in the majors since the 2012 season, but is reportedly healthy and hitting 90-92 mph on the radar gun. All he's seeking is a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, which he shouldn't have any difficulty securing.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 11:14:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Brett Tomko is looking to make a comeback in MLB.

Tomko, who turns 41 next April, spent this past season with the independent York Revolution and hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012 as a member of the Rangers. The veteran right-hander is hitting 92-94 mph on the radar gun while pitching in the Dominican Winter League, so he's hoping someone will give him a minor league invite.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 05:03:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed RHP Brett Tomko to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Reno.

Tomko was released by the Reds earlier this month after posting a 3.78 ERA and 48/33 K/BB ratio in 12 starts (66 2/3 innings) at the Triple-A level. The 39-year-old seems doubtful to crack the big league roster in Arizona.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 12:50:00 PM

Reds released RHP Brett Tomko.

Tomko, 39, signed a minor league deal with the Reds this winter and had a 3.78 ERA and 48/33 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings across 12 starts with Triple-A Louisville. One wonders if this is the end of the road for him.
Thu, Aug 2, 2012 04:37:00 PM

Brett Tomko turned in two scoreless innings out of the pen Sunday versus the Angels.

Tomko gave up three runs in his first inning of the spring, so this pulls his ERA back down to 9.00. He'll have to prove himself in Triple-A at the start of the year if he wants another shot with the Reds.
Sun, Mar 11, 2012 07:53:00 PM

Reds signed RHP Brett Tomko to a minor league contract.

It's not clear if the deal includes a spring training invite. Tomko, who turns 39 in April, posted a 4.58 ERA and 14/10 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings with the Rangers last season, but spent most of the year at the Triple-A level. Of course, Tomko was originally drafted by the Reds in 1995 and spent the first three years of his major league career with the club.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 07:59:00 PM

Rangers sent RHP Brett Tomko outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Tomko accepted a minor league assignment after clearing waivers. The veteran right-hander has served in a long relief role this season, posting a 4.58 ERA and 14/10 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings. He'll stick around as organizational depth.
Fri, May 27, 2011 04:49:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Brett Tomko from Triple-A Round Rock.

Tomko will take the middle relief spot left vacant by Mason Tobin's elbow injury. The veteran Tomko hasn't appeared in a major league game since the 2009 season.
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 04:12:00 PM

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Batters
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2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Michael Cuddyer
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PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jordan Lyles
6Christian Bergman
7Tyler Matzek
8Franklin Morales
9Yohan Flande
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Tommy Kahnle
7Nick Masset
8Chad Bettis
9Brooks Brown