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The Tigers and Phil Coke agree to a one-year deal

Nov 21, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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The Tigers just announced that they’ve reached a one-year deal with Phil Coke.

Coke’s a lefty specialist that, presumably, will be paid like a lefty specialist. Of course, early in the year he was given a shot at the closer’s role as Jim Leyland cast about for replacements for Jose Valverde. Coke did poorly with that before injuring his groin. After he came back he was demoted to Triple-A Toledo for a while. Just a lost year in which he only mustered a 5.40 ERA and 30/21 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 innings.

Coke earned $1.85 million in 2013 and was arbitration-eligible. He probably would have been non-tendered, though, so the guess is that this is a pretty cheap deal.

  1. historiophiliac - Nov 21, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Sure, kick me when I’m down.

    /reaches for bottle

  2. darthicarus - Nov 21, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Well, at least I will still have a reason to follow PhilCokesBrain on Twitter still.

  3. xjokerz - Nov 21, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Oh joy …

  4. dexterismyhero - Nov 21, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Just what Detroit needs. More Coke!

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