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Monday, January 6, 2014

MLB Rumors: About Six Teams Interested in Brett Tomko

By on 1/06/2014 08:30:00 AM

Starting pitcher Brett Tomko is attempting a major league comeback at the age of 40.  The right-hander is currently pitching in winter ball and his fastball has been clocked between 92-94 MPH.  He has received interest from about six teams, according to reporter Zach Links.  Tomko plans to throw for teams at some point in the next few weeks.  According to Chris Cotillo, the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers expressed interest in the veteran during 2013 when he was pitching in the independent league .

Tomko hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011, but he claims to be completely healthy and is looking for a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.  Although 40, Tomko has been relatively healthy during his major league career, landing on the disabled list only four times during 14 big league seasons.  The last time he was on the DL was for a right elbow strain in 2008.  He did miss some time with a right shoulder stain in 2009, however.

Tomko has pitched for eight different teams during his career and has a career ERA of 4.67,  a career WHIP of 1.37, and 1,209 strikeouts in 1,815 innings pitched.

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