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Royals release Brett Tomko

Jun 4, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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Brett Tomko signed a minor-league contract with the Royals in an effort to make it back to the majors for the first time since 2011, but the 41-year-old’s comeback is over now.

Tomko posted a 3.80 ERA in 48 innings at Triple-A, but it came with a poor 32/19 K/BB ratio and the Royals decided to release him today.

His comeback was always a long shot because Tomko turned 41 years old in April and … well, he was never that great to begin with. He has a 4.65 career ERA in 14 seasons as a big leaguer and posted an ERA under 4.00 exactly one time since 1998. He did make more than $21 million though, so … solid career.

  1. jfk69 - Jun 4, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    He will fit right in with the Yankee senior staff. Must be near or over 40 to join. Aceves released..only 31.

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