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Phil Coke | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: San Joaquin Delta (CA) JC
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 26 (0) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Phil Coke has elected to become a free agent.
Coke has made just 24 appearances in the majors the last two years, posting a 4.76 ERA. The 34-year-old will look for a minor league deal somewhere this winter. Oct 14 - 8:36 AM

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Pirates designated LHP Phil Coke for assignment.

Coke's stay with the Pirates was a short one. They traded for the veteran southpaw from the Yankees on September 22 in the hopes that his strong recent minor league work might spark for them as they tried for a late Wild Card push. It was not to be, though. Coke finished out the 2016 season having pitched just 10 innings at the major league level. That comes on the heels of a 2015 campaign in which he tossed a mere 12 2/3 frames.
Oct 5 - 4:54 PM

Pirates acquired LHP Phil Coke from the Yankees for cash considerations; purchased his contract from Triple-A Indianapolis.

At some point Coke became a starting pitcher and he went on a terrific run for Triple-A champion Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) in the playoffs, posting a 0.55 ERA, 0.37 WHIP, and 18/0 K/BB ratio over 16 1/3 innings. Pittsburgh is in try-anything mode with a Wild Card spot still in sight. Coke, 34, holds a 5.79 ERA over his last 21 appearances in the major leagues.
Sep 22 - 11:43 AM

Yankees sent LHP Phil Coke outright to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre.

The veteran left-hander had been designated for assignment earlier in the week, but passed through waivers unclaimed and accepted his minor league assignment. He'll continue to provide bullpen depth for the Yankees and should return at some point this summer.
May 20 - 6:22 PM

Yankees designated LHP Phil Coke for assignment.

Coke surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over six innings out of the Yankees' bullpen. The veteran lefty reliever will probably pass through waivers unclaimed.
May 17 - 6:23 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of LHP Phil Coke from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Coke was pitching in the independent leagues a few weeks ago but now finds himself back in the majors after tossing seven scoreless innings for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He'll be used in middle relief.
May 6 - 2:42 PM

Yankees acquired LHP Phil Coke from the independent Atlantic League; assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Coke, who was originally drafted by the Yankees in 2002, signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers earlier this month. The 33-year-old will serve as bullpen depth in his return to the organization.
Apr 25 - 6:40 PM

Phil Coke has agreed to a contract with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the independent Atlantic League.

Coke couldn't crack the Braves' bullpen this spring, and it's among the worst bullpens in MLB. The 33-year-old is probably done as a major leaguer, though left-handed relievers do tend to have nine lives.
Apr 11 - 12:36 PM

Braves signed LHP Phil Coke to a minor league contract.

Coke made 18 appearances between the Cubs and Blue Jays last season, posting a 5.68 ERA. The veteran southpaw will give the club some more left-handed relief depth with Andrew McKirahan headed for Tommy John surgery.
Mar 8 - 4:35 PM

Athletics signed LHP Phil Coke to a minor league contract.

It will be his third different organization this season. The veteran southpaw should quickly work his way into the A's bullpen.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 03:12:00 PM

Phil Coke has elected free agency.

Coke was sent down to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday but exercised his right to refuse the assignment. The veteran left-hander is now looking for a new home again after being cut loose by two clubs over the last month.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 06:59:00 PM

Blue Jays optioned LHP Phil Coke to Triple-A Buffalo.

The veteran southpaw allowed his first run as a Blue Jay on Sunday, surrendering a solo homer to Chris Davis in his 2/3 of an inning of work. Had the Jays not been strapped and needing extra arms in the bullpen, Coke may have remained on the roster.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 05:23:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Phil Coke from Triple-A Buffalo.

Coke was released by the Cubs late last month, but quickly landed with the Blue Jays on a minor league deal. He'll function as a left-handed specialist out of Toronto's bullpen.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Blue Jays signed LHP Phil Coke to a minor league contract.

He'll begin with Triple-A Buffalo and try to earn a spot in the Blue Jays' bullpen. Coke was released by the Cubs earlier this week. The left-hander posted a 6.30 ERA in 10 innings before he was designated for assignment on May 19.
Sat, May 30, 2015 09:40:00 PM

Cubs released LHP Phil Coke.

Coke is now free to sign elsewhere after the Cubs designated him for assignment last week. He's reportedly already received interest from multiple clubs.
Wed, May 27, 2015 08:53:00 AM

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