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Phil Coke

  1. Athletics sign Phil Coke to a minor league contract

    Jun 27, 2015, 4:34 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Phil Coke throws against the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

    Veteran reliever Phil Coke is now with his third organization this season.

  2. Phil Coke opts for free agency

    Jun 22, 2015, 8:20 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Phil Coke throws against the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

    Phil Coke’s brief stint with the Blue Jays is over.

  3. Cubs to designate reliever Phil Coke for assignment

    May 18, 2015, 9:02 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Phil Coke throws against the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

    The Cubs paid $2.25 million for Coke to post a 6.30 ERA over 16 appearances.

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

    Apr 24, 2015, 7:18 AM EDT

    Royals White Sox

    Yordano Ventura and the Royals find themselves in yet another fracas.

  5. Wrigley Field gets 74 portable toilets

    Apr 8, 2015, 9:23 AM EDT

    Wrigley Field

    Everyone has already made all of the “relief” jokes. But I’m gonna pile on anyway.

  6. Jason Heyward, Adam Wainwright lead Cardinals to a 3-0 win over the Cubs on Opening Night

    Apr 5, 2015, 11:23 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    The Cardinals blanked the Cubs 3-0 on Opening Night in Chicago on Sunday, officially kicking off the 2015 regular season.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

    Mar 5, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT

    World Series Tigers Giants Baseball

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

    Jan 20, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

    Coke_Phil

    The lefty has lost 15 pounds

  15. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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…

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

    Nov 3, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    ALCS - Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers - Game Five

    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…

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