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Mariners release Todd Coffey

Sep 5, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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Three months ago Todd Coffey signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners as part of his comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery, but now Seattle has released the 34-year-old reliever from Triple-A.

Coffey certainly pitched well enough at Triple-A to get a September call-up, posting a 1.93 ERA and 34/16 K/BB ratio in 37 innings while saving 11 games for Tacoma.

He hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2012, but from 2009-2012 he had a combined 3.76 ERA in 225 innings. Some team could use him in a middle relief role for 2015, if only so their fans can see the hefty righty sprint in from the bullpen for every appearance.

  1. Kevin S. - Sep 5, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    I wouldn’t call walking four per nine in AAA pitching well enough to justify a call-up.

    • raysfan1 - Sep 5, 2014 at 11:15 AM

      Small sample size and all, but it’s also almost 9K/9 innings and a sub-2.00 ERA even with the walks.

      • drunkenhooliganism - Sep 5, 2014 at 11:33 AM

        And he’s a fat guy who sprints in from the bullpen. Coffey sprinting in from the bullpen will fill 28 of the Phillies top 30 moments of 2015. Sign him Ruben..

  2. gregbeau - Sep 5, 2014 at 11:57 AM

    People in Seattle know their Coffey.

  3. drewy44 - Sep 5, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Ned, put the phone down.

    • raysfan1 - Sep 5, 2014 at 12:50 PM

      Ned? Ned Ryerson?!

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XqSYC_vwhDg

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