Tomko back to where it began?
MLB Trade Rumors reported on Thursday that RHP Brett Tomko agreed to a Minor League contract with the Reds. A club spokesman had no official information of a deal being done.
Tomko, 38, split last season with the Rangers and their Triple-A club. In eight relief appearances, he had a 4.58 ERA.
From 1997-99 as mostly a starting pitcher for the Reds, Tomko was 29-26 with a 4.35 ERA in 89 games, including 79 starts. He was traded to the Mariners in the February 10, 2000, deal that brought Ken Griffey Jr. to Cincinnati. The right-hander has also pitched for the Padres, Cardinals, Giants, Dodgers, Royals, A’s and Yankees.