Right-hander Brett Tomko has agreed to a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers.
Tomko is trying to come back from a nerve problem in his right arm that ended his 2009 season. His last major league game was a five-hit shutout victory for Oakland at Texas on Sept. 14, 2009.
The Rangers said Saturday the 37-year-old Tomko is expected to be ready to pitch by May.
Tomko pitched in Oakland's minor league system last season, going 2-3 with a 7.18 ERA in 14 starts.
He is 100-102 with a 4.65 ERA in 398 career major league games for nine teams.