Monday, January 6, 2014

At 40-years-old, Brett Tomko is attempting to make a come back to the Major Leagues, and has been drawing interest from a handful of teams, including the Yankees. The Yanks were interested in him this past season, and were likely one of the teams scouting him in winter ball.

Tomko is willing to accept a bullpen job with any club offering him one, and would even spend time in Triple-A if needed.

Depending on how they see him, the Yankees could sign him for a bullpen role, or keep him in the minors for more pitching depth.

Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors believes his willingness to act as a mentor toward young prospects will help him land a job. Sources have told links that he is drawing interest from "about half-a-dozen team."

He'll start throwing for interested teams in a couple weeks, but likely won't sign until near the end of Spring Training, when teams know whether they need more pitching depth or not.

Tomko was with the Yankees in 2009, pitching out of the bullpen during their World Championship season, totaling 20.2 innings over 15 games. He spent some time with the Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012, but has't pitched in the big leagues since 2011. In 2013, he made 19 starts in the Atlantic League, posting a 4.98 ERA in 124 2/3 innings.


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