Mar 30, 2015, 10:10 PM EDT
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.
Mar 11, 2015, 5:46 PM EDT
He scored a run he shouldn’t have scored and saved at least two runs on defense. And the game is only half over.
Mar 5, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT
It’s a minor-league deal with major-league money attached.
Mar 5, 2015, 9:12 AM EDT
Coke is Chicago-bound.
Feb 17, 2015, 6:42 PM EDT
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.
Feb 16, 2015, 10:14 PM EDT
Chamberlain, 29, had a 3.57 ERA and 59/24 K/BB ratio in 63 innings with the Tigers last season.
Feb 13, 2015, 4:20 PM EDT
Lots of themes in this play. Like aspiration, optimism and . . . in the end, I suspect, tragedy.
Feb 3, 2015, 10:58 PM EDT
Phil Coke may be close to finding a new home.
Jan 20, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT
The lefty has lost 15 pounds
Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT
Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.
Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.
Aug 29, 2014, 6:58 AM EDT
Yet another protested game in a week full of protests. This one isn’t going anywhere, though.
Aug 7, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT
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!
Jun 18, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT
Eh, probably way more complicated than this, but it’s something to obsess about until game time.
May 22, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT
Well, that’s something you don’t see every day.
Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT
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.
Nov 21, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT
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…
Nov 3, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
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…
Oct 26, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT
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…
Oct 20, 2013, 1:32 AM EDT
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…
Oct 12, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT
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…
Sep 25, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT
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…
Sep 24, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT
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…
Aug 21, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT
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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