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Phil Coke | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Chris Cotillo of reports that Phil Coke has received interest from at least six teams.

Coke has been placed on release waivers and will officially become a free agent on Thursday. It sounds like he could land a big league contract despite posting a 6.30 ERA over 16 appearances before the Cubs designated him for assignment.
Tue, May 26, 2015 09:20:00 PM

Cubs designated LHP Phil Coke for assignment.

Coke held a 6.30 ERA over 16 appearances to earn a ticket off the 40-man roster. He'll clear waivers given his $2.25 million salary.
Tue, May 19, 2015 06:08:00 PM

Jesse Rogers of reports that the Cubs will designate Phil Coke for assignment.

The Cubs are off Monday, so the move is not expected to be made official until Tuesday. Coke has struggled for the Cubbies this season with a 6.30 ERA over 16 appearances, so the news shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The veteran left-hander figures to catch on quickly elsewhere on a minor league deal after he clears waivers.
Mon, May 18, 2015 06:42:00 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of LHP Phil Coke from Triple-A Iowa.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier Monday that Coke had made the roster, and now the team has made it official. He'll earn $2.25 million on his one-year contract. The left-hander held a 3.88 ERA and 1.53 WHIP over 58 innings with the Tigers in 2014.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 08:27:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Phil Coke has made the Cubs' Opening Day roster.

Rosenthal adds that Coke actually opted out of his minor league deal last Friday because he hadn't been added to the roster yet, but he's now been informed he's made the team. It comes as no surprise, as Coke was essentially a shoo-in for the bullpen even though he was on a non-guaranteed deal. He's unscored upon in eight appearances this spring.
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 07:48:00 PM

Phil Coke delivered a strong performance in Cactus League action against the Indians on Friday, allowing just one hit and a walk over two scoreless innings.

Sure, it has mostly been against minor league competition, but Coke is making a strong bid for a spot in the Cubs' Opening Day bullpen with three scoreless innings to begin the spring. He posted a troublesome 3.88 ERA and 1.53 WHIP over 58 innings with the Tigers in 2014.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 07:23:00 PM

Cubs signed LHP Phil Coke to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Coke drew interest from the Rangers, Royals, and Blue Jays over the last few weeks and reportedly turned down a guaranteed major league contract to compete for a job in Cubs camp. The 32-year-old left-hander posted a 3.88 ERA and 41/20 K/BB ratio in 58 innings last season with the Tigers. He's still pretty effective when used strictly against left-handed hitters, so it's a decent early-spring grab for Chicago. Coke is due to arrive in Cubs camp Friday.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 10:08:00 AM

According to Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith, free agent Phil Coke is expected to sign Friday.

It's not clear where he's headed. Coke has been connected to the Rangers, Royals, and Blue Jays over the past couple of weeks after struggling to drum up a healthy market for much of the offseason. The 32-year-old left-hander registered a decent 3.88 ERA and 41/20 K/BB ratio across 58 innings with the Tigers in 2014.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 08:32:00 AM

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers' interest in Phil Coke has waned and they don't expect to sign him.

The Rangers recently attended a workout for Coke, but they are now looking in another direction. The Royals and Blue Jays are among the other club who have been connected to the southpaw. Coke, 32, had a 3.88 ERA and 41/20 K/BB ratio over 58 innings with the Tigers last year.
Tue, Feb 24, 2015 02:20:00 PM

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