The Kansas City Royals signed right-handed pitcher Brett Tomko to a minor-league deal earlier this year. He had hoped to reach MLB, but struggled in Triple-A and was eventually released.
Shortly after being released by the Royals, Tomko agreed to a minor-league deal with the Colorado Rockies, according to a source close to the situation.
Tomko had an offer to pitch in Japan, but chose to take the deal with the Rockies, the source said.
With Triple-A Omaha, he went 4-3 with a 3.80 ERA and a 32/19 strikeout-to-walk ratio. In 14 years at the big league level, he's gone 100-103 with a 4.65 ERA and a 1209/582 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
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