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  1. Phil Coke wins spot on Cubs’ Opening Day roster

    Mar 30, 2015, 10:10 PM EDT

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    This day has mostly been about who will not be on the Cubs’ Opening Day roster, but it was announced this evening that reliever Phil Coke has earned a spot on the team.

  2. It’s the Yasiel Puig show at Sloan Park today

    Mar 11, 2015, 5:46 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    He scored a run he shouldn’t have scored and saved at least two runs on defense. And the game is only half over.

  3. Phil Coke’s deal with Cubs worth at least $2.25 million if he makes the team

    Mar 5, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT

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    It’s a minor-league deal with major-league money attached.

  4. Rangers “still in discussions” with Phil Coke

    Feb 17, 2015, 6:42 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers are “still in discussions with” free agent left-hander Phil Coke, who worked out for the club earlier this month.

  5. The Marlins have looked into Joba Chamberlain

    Feb 16, 2015, 10:14 PM EDT

    Joba Chamberlain AP

    Chamberlain, 29, had a 3.57 ERA and 59/24 K/BB ratio in 63 innings with the Tigers last season.

  6. Phil Coke’s market: a play in one act

    Feb 13, 2015, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Lots of themes in this play. Like aspiration, optimism and . . . in the end, I suspect, tragedy.

  7. Phil Coke threw Tuesday for the Rangers and Blue Jays

    Feb 3, 2015, 10:58 PM EDT

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    Phil Coke may be close to finding a new home.

  8. Phil Coke is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Jan 20, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

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    The lefty has lost 15 pounds

  9. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

  10. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2015

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.

  11. Tigers-Orioles series all on Justin Verlander’s shoulders now

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:52 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers

    It’s win or go home down 2-0 as the Tigers head into Friday’s showdown.

  12. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 29, 2014, 6:58 AM EDT

    Obstruction

    Yet another protested game in a week full of protests. This one isn’t going anywhere, though.

  13. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 7, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

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    Joe Kelly gave his old mates fits. Well, maybe he gave them fits before too. Maybe they weren’t his mates. Maybe there were long-simmering disputes between him and the Cardinals about politics and religion and things. We can’t know!

  14. A reader thinks Alex Avila is tipping the Tigers’ pitches

    Jun 18, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Eh, probably way more complicated than this, but it’s something to obsess about until game time.

  15. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 22, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

    Al Alburquerque

    Well, that’s something you don’t see every day.

  16. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.

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

    Nov 21, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    World Series Tigers Giants Baseball

    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…

  18. Tigers will be hard-pressed to make big signing this winter

    Nov 3, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

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    The Tigers have made a habit of big splashes in the offseasons. Three years ago, it was Victor Martinez. Then Prince Fielder. Last winter, the Tigers signed both Anibal Sanchez and Torii Hunter. Those deals have helped them reach the postseason each year, but the ultimate prize has remained out of reach. As the Tigers…

  19. The Tigers could non-tender Phil Coke

    Oct 26, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

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    Phil Coke began the season as the Tigers’ closer, but Chris Iott of MLive.com speculates that he could be non-tendered this offseason. Coke is coming off a miserable season in which he posted a 5.40 ERA and 30/21 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 innings. Miscast for the closer role, the 31-year-old southpaw struggled with early…

  20. If only Jim Leyland hadn’t been so hands on

    Oct 20, 2013, 1:32 AM EDT

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    Tigers manager Jim Leyland spent the first four months of this season with two reliable relievers: left-hander Drew Smyly and right-hander Joaquin Benoit. Obviously, that’s less than ideal. But it did give him fewer chances to mess things up. And mess things up he did in the ALCS. With Jose Veras and Al Alburquerque at…

  21. Tigers add left-hander Phil Coke to roster for ALCS

    Oct 12, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

    Phil Coke

    The Red Sox will use the same roster for the ALCS as they did during the ALDS against the Rays, but the Tigers have made one change with their bullpen. According to Chris Iott of MLive.com, left-hander Phil Coke has been added to the roster in place of right-hander Luke Putkonen. After functioning as the…

  22. Bruce Rondon feeling renewed discomfort in elbow

    Sep 25, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

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    Tigers setup man Bruce Rondon made his first appearance since September 2 on Tuesday night against the Twins and struck out all three batters he faced. But he might have to be shut down again. According to beat writer Chris Iott of MLive.com, the hard-throwing right-hander woke up Wednesday morning with renewed soreness in his troublesome…

  23. Phil Coke heads back to Detroit for MRI on elbow

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT

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    Phil Coke served as Detroit’s closer last October. The lefty might not be available for this year’s run. From Jason Beck of MLB.com comes word that Coke felt renewed discomfort in his left elbow after a throwing session on Monday and headed back to Motown from Minneapolis on Tuesday to undergo an MRI. The situation…

  24. Phil Coke goes from Tigers’ playoff closer to Triple-A

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Phil Coke was one of the heroes of the Tigers’ playoff run last season, taking over for Jose Valverde as the primary closer while allowing one run in 10.2 innings. And now, less than a year later, he’s been demoted to Triple-A. Coke’s performance this season certainly hasn’t been pretty with a 5.00 ERA in…

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