Brett Tomko Signs with Yankees

Kevin RozellSenior Writer IFebruary 16, 2009

(Zell's Pinstripe Blog)

Brett Tomko and the Yankees reached an agreement on a minor league contract today. He was also given an invitation to Spring Training. I don’t know what to think of this, because Tomko isn’t very good. He really hasn’t put up very impressive numbers in his career.

Last year he made 10 starts, throwing 70 innings, and went 2-7 with a 6.30 ERA while striking out 49 with a 1.44 WHIP. I’m not crazy about him, but I guess he is just supposed to provide more depth. He will wear No. 53, which was worn by former Yankee Bobby Abreu.

"Brett is a guy that can do a lot of different things," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He can start, he can relieve, he can long relieve or [be a short guy]. He’s a guy with a good arm and we just felt we wanted him for depth. One thing that you want to have on this club is a long reliever or spot starter."


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