Veteran right-hander Brett Tomko is in search of a minor league deal with an invite to big-league camp, according to industry sources. Tomko has thrown for both the Padres and Orioles so far this offseason, and would seem to provide a solid option for many teams looking to add pitching depth in the wake of many pitching injuries teams have suffered thus far in spring training.
Sources speculate that the Phillies, Marlins, Indians, Twins, Angels, Orioles, Royals, Mariners, Astros and Rangers are all good fits for Tomko, who is looking to pitch in the major leagues for the first time since 2011. The Yankees and Tigers both had interest in the 40-year old when he pitched for the York Revolution of the Atlantic League last season.
Tomko is looking for a minor league deal with a big league invite, and is willing to go to Triple-A and pitch as either a starter or reliever. He is looking to serve as a mentor to young pitchers in Triple-A.
Below is video of Tomko throwing earlier ths week. He was consistently throwing in the 91-93 mph in range in the Dominican Republic earlier this offseason, and touched 94 mph on the radar gun.