Dick Kaegel of MLB.com reports that the Royals have designated for assignment Brett Tomko; the Royals have 10 days to place him on waivers, trade, release, or he could accept a minor league assignment.
Tomko sprinkled some pretty good starts in with his mostly terrible ones, however he has been just awful since moving to the bullpen. In relief Tomko went 0-1 with a blown save in 4.2 innings, he allowed 12 hits, 9 runs, and 3 home runs.
Taking Tomko's spot on the roster is Carlos Rosa. Rosa, the Royals 6th rated prospect, has split time between AA and AAA this season and has been good to great at both levels with a combined 62/11 ratio in K/BB in 70 innings.
I'm not at all surprised at Tomko's release, just surprised it took so long...he was this years Angel Berroa. It is some what a surprise to see Rosa get the call as he has only seen 25 innings at AAA Omaha, but then again looking at the Royals 40-man roster he is about the only one that makes any sense at all.