Brett Tomko leaving Revolution for scouting job with Royals
It’s been a trying season of player movement for The York Revolution. Some under good circumstances, some not so much. Certainly you plan on having a different team in August than you do in April, but this season has been especially full of surprises. File this transaction away in the “good for him” category, despite the fact York is losing probably the most notable MLB veteran the club has had in seven seasons.
Brett Tomko’s start in the second game of the day-night doubleheader on August 10 is his last with the team. He is taking a scouting job with the Kansas City Royals, one of the 10 Major League teams he played for over 14 seasons in the bigs. He made 16 appearances with 10 starts for the Royals in 2008.
Right-hander Zack Segovia will take Tomko’s spot in the rotation for the final month of the season. As a Major Leaguer, Tomko notched exactly 100 career wins.
Tomko stated his goal in coming to York was to get back to the Majors one more time at age 40. While he is staying in the game in a non-playing role, he stopped a little short of using the word “retired.”