The Dodgers are going to bring Brett Tomko back as a reliever, and he is excited about the change in role.
According to the LA Times, he is aware of the success converted starters have enjoyed - Eric Gagne, Dennis Eckersly, Tom Gordon.
This is great news for the Dodgers. If Tomko succesfully transitions to middle relief, the team will have little need to spend $5+ MM per year on a quality middle reliever reliever in the off-season.
If he does not, then nothing lost. He's still Brett Tomko - a middling to poor starting pitcher. And those have legitimate value nowadays.
I thought this move may have occurred last year with San Francisco following Benitez' injury. So much so that I grabbed him from the pool in my NL-only.
It did not happen, but I landed the San Fran closer anyway when I picked-up Tyler Walker from the pool.