Rangers To Sign Brett Tomko

The Rangers have agreed to sign Brett Tomko to a minor league deal, a source tells Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com (via Twitter).  Tomko pitched just 62.2 innings last season in Oakland's farm system while rehabbing from a nerve problem in his pitching arm.

In 2009, Tomko posted a 3.77 ERA with 5.2 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9 in 57.1 innings for the Yankees and Athletics.  The right-hander worked out of the bullpen for the Bombers but made six starts for the A's.  Tomko, 37, owns a 3.77 ERA with 5.2 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9 for his career.

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  1. vinniemiller 4 years ago

    He definitely does not have a 3.77 career ERA…

    • Brad426 4 years ago

      It says he owns a 3.77 career ERA, it didn’t say it was his. He bought it on eBay.

    • CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

      It’s 4.65. I thought that seemed awfully low too.

  2. TrueYankeeFanNYC 4 years ago

    Damn this would of solidified the rotation. If we signed tomko it wouldve made me forget about Andy. Rangers really know how to respond when losing an Ace. Sign Webb, his fastball tops out at 82 and tomko. Wait I forgot Texas has beltre who only has a monster year on his contract years and they disrespect a class act like young.

    • Brad426 4 years ago

      Yep, true Yankee fan alright. You just forgot to say “yous guys” somewhere in there.

      • j6takish 4 years ago


      • thevoiceofbv 4 years ago

        I happen to be a “True Yankee Fan” from NY and I still have no idea what that guy is talking about…

    • Awww poor baby. Should we call you a WAAAMBULANCE? Looks like the mighty New York Yankees got their ego hurt by the little team in Arlington.

    • rayking 4 years ago

      tomko > bartolo colon

  3. SmackSaw 4 years ago

    Ned must’ve been in the bathroom when the phone rang.

  4. BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

    Tomko has collected more frequent flyer miles than anyone in baseball.

  5. MadmanTX 4 years ago

    Still bitter about last year’s ALCS apparently. The Yankee schlubs run to a story about the Rangers to post faster than they do trying to get to the concession stands before beer sales end in the 7th inning at Yankee stadium.

  6. we should probably chill with all the Brandon Webb speculation, while interesting to ponder its uncertain how a star pitcher as Webb will respond to coming back to the game. While I don’t think he’ll return to his peak level of performance, I think he will be an extremely effective 3rd guy.
    As for Tomko, as an A’s fan he definitely didn’t have a lasting impact on the team. He did come through and make some starts when there was a bunch of injuries so I thank him for that an he wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
    Good spot on the ERA mistake. Haha 3.77 would be pretty surprising

  7. If the rangers are counting on Webb being anything more than a back of rotation pitcher then they are in trouble. The rangers will have to play even better than last year to win their division so it is time for their other starters to step up.

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