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27 Phil Coke RP
Height/Weight: 6-1/210 | Birthdate: 7/19/1982 | Birthplace: Sonora, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Chicago | College: San Joaquin Delta Coll. CA (J.C. | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $1,850,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Phil Coke: My reworked mechanics helped me earn a roster spot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Phil Coke told reporters his reworked mechanics helped him earn a roster spot as a reliever with the Cubs, according to MLB.com.

"They took their time, they made the decisions they wanted to make, and I'm still here, and I'm happy about it," Coke said. "There was a moment of wondering. I don't know what's going on upstairs, that's not my concern."

Coke went 5-2 with a 3.88 ERA and one save in 62 relief appearances for Detroit in 2014. He signed a minor-league deal on March 5, and has yet to surrender a run in 7 2/3 innings of work this spring.


Cubs P Phil Coke was told he's made 40-man roster


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) The Cubs told reliever Phil Coke that he has made this year's 40-man roster, the organization announced

Coke signed a minor-league deal on March 5. The left-hander has appeared in 7.1 innings this spring and has yet to give up a run. He's allowed five hits. 

With the Tigers last season, Coke posted a 3.88 ERA in 58 innings pitched. 


Phil Coke signs minor-league deal with Cubs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) The Cubs have agreed to a minor-league deal with free agent reliever Phil Coke, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. He has received an invite to major-league camp.

Coke turned down at least one major-league offer for a chance to compete for a spot in the Cubs' bullpen, one source told FOX Sports.

“They just all made me feel very welcomed and I feel like I have a great opportunity to help this team get to next level," Coke said, per FOX Sports. “I am looking forward to challenge of competing for a spot and helping this team bring a championship to north side of Chicago.”

The 32-year-old Coke went 5-2 with a 3.88 ERA and one save in 62 relief outings for Detroit in 2014. He has spent his entire seven-year MLB career in the AL, pitching for the Yankees and Tigers.


Marlins unlikely to add reliever now


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) The Marlins are unlikely to add a reliever now that Francisco Rodriguez is off the market, according to MLB.com.

The Marlins were involved in negotiations for K-Rod through at least Wednesday, and were reportedly willing to offer $10 million over two years. The club has been looking for a veteran reliever for some time, but may pass now that Rodriguez has signed with the Brewers.

Both Rafael Soriano and Phil Coke have been connected to Miami, but the team would likely only sign those players to minor-league contracts.


Report: Rangers unlikely to sign reliever Phil Coke


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) The Rangers interest in free agent reliever Phil Coke has decreased and it doesn't appear he will sign with Texas, a source told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Rangers keeping tabs on Phil Coke


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) The Rangers are keeping tabs on free-agent reliever Phil Coke, according to the Dallas Morning News

The club reportedly attended a recent workout by Coke, and is considering signing the 32-year-old to a minor-league deal. Coke has been looking for a major-league contract, and it's possible the Rangers could make that work once they put Jurickson Profar on the 60-day disabled list. 

Coke posted a 3.88 ERA over 58 innings last year. 


Report: Mets out on Phil Coke


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) The Mets will not be signing reliever Phil Coke, according to ESPN.

The team had been pursuing the 32-year-old reliever, but opted not to hand out any more significant deals in the pen. Coke has been working out for teams recently, and has drawn interest. He's one of the better lefties still on the market.

Coke posted a 3.88 ERA over 58 innings last year.


Royals have watched Phil Coke, Alfredo Aceves recently


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) The Royals have attended workouts of relievers Phil Coke and Alfredo Aceves recently, according to the Kansas City Star.

Kansas City is still in the market to add depth at the back of the pen. Coke, 32, posted a 3.88 ERA over 58 innings with Detroit last year. Aceves put up a 6.52 ERA in 19 1/3 innings with the Yankees. 


Phil Coke not closing the door on possible MLB deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) Free agent reliever Phil Coke has numerous non-roster invites, but has not closed the door on a possible major-league deal, reports MLB.com. The left-hander threw recently for the Royals and has been negotiating with the Rangers, though talks appeared to have stalled over the terms of the deal.

Coke, 32, posted a 3.88 ERA over 58 innings with the Tigers in 2014.

Report: Dodgers looking to add relief pitcher


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) The Dodgers remain in the market for a relief pitcher, FOX Sports reports.

The Dodgers have made a fair number of acquisitions to the bullpen already this offseason, in the form of pitchers signed to minor-league deals as well as via trade. It's possible that the team is looking to add an impact arm to cover a potential injury to closer Kenley Jansen, and former closers Francisco Rodriguez and Rafael Soriano remain without contracts. Notable nonclosers left on the free-agent market include righties Joba Chamberlain and Brian Wilson as well as lefties Sean Burnett and Phil Coke.


Marlins have discussed Rodriguez, Chamberlain and Coke


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) The Marlins have discussed relievers Francisco RodriguezPhil Coke and Joba Chamberlain, confirms CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. MLB.com initially reported the team's interest in both pitchers.

Both pitchers are considered among the best relief options currently on the market. The 33-year-old Rodriguez is coming off a season in which he posted a 3.04 ERA over 68 innings with Milwaukee. Chamberlain, 29, put up a 3.57 ERA over 63 innings with Detroit. The 32-year-old Coke posted a 3.88 ERA over 58 innings with the Tigers in 2014. 


Report: Marlins pursuing Phil Coke for minor-league deal


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2015) The Marlins are reportedly looking to sign pitcher Phil Coke to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.

Coke pitched for the Tigers for the last five seasons and in 2014, he posted a 5-2 record with a 3.88 ERA in 58 innings with 41 strikeouts.


Report: Phil Coke throws for Rangers, Blue Jays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2015) Former Tigers pitcher Phil Coke threw for the Rangers and Blue Jays on Tuesday, his agent told reporters, per the Detroit Free Press. Coke spent the last five seasons with the Tigers, where he compiled a 4.25 ERA. Last season, the left-hander registered a 3.88 ERA and 41:20 K:BB ratio over 58 innings of relief.

Phil Coke still bothered by back spasms


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Tigers pitcher Phil Coke is still bothered by back spasms, according to MLB.com. He was unavailable to pitch out of the bullpen for Detroit and remains day to day.

"He still feels it a little bit in his lower back," manager Brad Ausmus said. "He's touch and go at this point."


Phil Coke exits game with back spasm


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Tigers pitcher Phil Coke was removed from Wednesday's game due to a muscle spasm in his lower back, MLive.com reports.

Coke gave up two hits and a walk without recording an out Wednesday, but he managed to escape without being charged an earned run. The team will re-evaluate his status Friday.


Phil Coke takes loss after walking two Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Tigers pitcher Phil Coke was charged with a loss after walking two batters in one-third of an inning Tuesday in his team's 5-4 defeat against the Diamondbacks.

Coke (1-2) retired the first batter he faced in the eighth inning on a comebacker to the pitcher, but he walked the next two guys he faced before being removed. Both would eventually come around to score. Coke owns a 4.79 ERA and 23:14 K:BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings.


Phil Coke notches first win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Tigers pitcher Phil Coke picked up his first win of the season Saturday, striking out one in a scoreless eighth inning in his team's 4-3 victory over the Astros.

Coke (1-1) threw only nine of his 17 pitches for strikes, but he was able to send the Astros down in order before his offense took the lead in the top of the ninth. He owns a 5.34 ERA and 21:9 K:BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings.


Phil Coke picks up first save in extras


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Tigers reliever Phil Coke shut the door on the Indians in his first save opportunity of the season Saturday, in a 5-4 win in extra innings.

Joe Nathan blew his save try in the ninth inning, so Coke got the chance to close it out as the offense took the lead in the top of the 10th inning. Coke allowed one hit but slammed the door on any potential rally with three strikeouts to finish off the game.

Coke hasn't been particularly good this season, posting a 5.81 ERA in 26 1/3 innings. 


Phil Coke's struggles continue


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(6/2/2014) Tigers lefty Phil Coke is no longer a useful reliever, according to the Detroit News. Opponents scored in four of Coke's eight May appearances and reached base by hit in seven of those games, the report said.

Coke is stranding runners on the bases at a career-low 57 percent. He's 0-1 with a 6.50 ERA in 16 appearances.


Phil Coke takes loss in high-scoring game Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Tigers pitcher Phil Coke was hit with a loss Wednesday after giving up two earned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one in 1 2/3 innings in his team's 11-10 loss to the Indians in extra innings.

Coke (0-1) gave up the tying run in the 13th inning and was removed with two outs and runners on second and third. After the next pitcher issued an intentional walk to load the bases, his balk ended the game and stuck Coke with his first loss of the season. Coke owns a 7.43 ERA and 6:6 K:BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings.


Shutout inning a step forward for Phil Coke


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Phil Coke provided some encouragement Tuesday in his battle for a roster spot for the Tigers despite what some believe to be a concerning lack of velocity. The left-hander pitched a scoreless inning against Toronto, striking out two along the way.

"I was fighting through a couple things the last two outings so they weren't as crisp as I'd like them to be, but I felt pretty confident with my stuff today," he told the Detroit Free Press. "I don't think I was thinking about everything, I was just going after guys."

Coke's fastball has been topping out in the high 80s and low 90s, but he said his velocity is ahead of where it usually is at this point of spring training.


Phil Coke ready for fresh start in 2014


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) Tigers reliever Phil Coke didn't hold back when speaking with the Detroit Free Press. He called his 2013 campaign "a bad year" and admitted he "struggled all year."

"I didn’t lose my way, I just had a lot more stuff I was holding onto than I should have been," Coke said. "I mean off-the-field stuff, on-the-field stuff here and there, just paying too much attention instead of just going out there and doing my thing.

“It was all kinds of different things. Family stuff, I mean. Stuff way out of my control, but it was still in there, still bothering me. That kind of stuff happens. We’re all human, and we’re all going to make mistakes, whether it’s thinking about trying to control the situation that you have no control over, which is pretty much usually my problem -- or if it’s stuff right in your face and the automatic adjustment isn’t there like you’re hoping it would be."

Coke, who posted a career-worst 5.40 ERA in 2013, said he's ready to turn the page and get started in 2014.

"I already feel like I’m way in front of the curve that I set for myself preceding previous spring trainings," he said. "I feel strong, I feel comfortable and ready to get spring training going. I can prove that I’m ready."


Phil Coke staying with the Tigers


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/21/2013) The Tigers signed left-hander Phil Coke to a one-year deal Thursday, avoiding arbitration. Coke went 0-5 with a 5.40 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 49 relief appearances last season.

Phil Coke may not be offered arbitration


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2013) There is speculation in Detroit that the Tigers may not offer arbitration to reliever Phil Coke, MLive.com reports. The 31-year-old had a poor season in 2013 in which he had an 0-5 record and 5.40 ERA over 38 1/3 innings. 

Coke was left off the team's playoff roster for the American League Division Series, but returned to pitch in the ALCS for manager Jim Leyland and the Tigers. 


Phil Coke returns from injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2013) Tigers relief pitcher Phil Coke made his first appearance since suffering an elbow injury on Sept. 18, as he was on the mound for just two pitches in the ninth inning of Tuesday's Game 3 loss to the Red Sox in the American League Championship Series.

Coke got David Ortiz to ground out for Detroit's second out of the inning. He was immediately pulled in favor of Al Alburquerque.