LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Right-hander Brett Tomko has agreed to a two-year, $8.7 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tomko, 32, was 8-15 with a 4.14 ERA in 2005 for San Francisco. He has a career record of 81-73 with a 4.26 ERA and also has pitched for Cincinnati, Seattle, San Diego, and St. Louis.
Tomko has won double-digit games in five of his nine major league seasons, and has thrown at least 190 innings in each of the last four. His signing is seen as a safeguard in case the Dodgers cannot re-sign right-hander Jeff Weaver.
General Manager Ned Colletti said on the team's Web site that Weaver is seeking a four-year, $40 million deal. Los Angeles have until Jan. 8 to negotiate with Weaver, who has 27 wins over the last two seasons.