November 7, 1966 |
Monroe, North Carolina
|August 12, 1993, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 21, 1998, for the Detroit Tigers|
Andy Lee Tomberlin (born November 7, 1966 in Monroe, North Carolina) is a former backup outfielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly at right field for five different teams between the 1993 and 1998 seasons. Listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 160 lbs, he batted and threw left-handed.
A hard-throwing pitcher converted to full-time outfielder, Tomberlin entered the majors in 1993 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, playing for them one year before joining the Boston Red Sox (1994), Oakland Athletics (1995), New York Mets (1996–1997) and Detroit Tigers (1998). His most productive season came in 1995 with Oakland, when he posted career-numbers in home runs (4), runs (15), RBI (10) and stolen bases (4), while hitting a .212 batting average in 46 games. Then, with the 1996 Mets he hit .258 in a career-high 63 games.
Tomberlin also played from 1986 through 2000 in the minor leagues for eight different organizations, hitting .292 with 110 home runs and 473 RBI in 1048 games. As a pitcher, he posted a 7–2 record with a 4.01 ERA in 33 minor league appearances.
Following his playing career, Tomberlin served as a scout for the Milwaukee Brewers (2001–02), and has coached in the minors for the High Desert Mavericks (2003–04), Winston-Salem Warthogs (2005), Birmingham Barons (2006, 2009–2011), Kannapolis Intimidators (2007–2008) and Charlotte Knights (2014–present).