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Louis Coleman | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Royals sent RHP Louis Coleman outright to Triple-A Omaha.
Coleman passed through waivers unclaimed and will stick around as depth in the minors. The 29-year-old holds a career 3.25 ERA and 9.6 K/9 rate over 148 relief appearances at the big league level, so it's a bit surprising that he wasn't scooped up. Apr 3 - 1:34 PM

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MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports that the Royals have placed Louis Coleman on waivers.

Coleman wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster and now may be lost on waivers. The reliever has pitched well at times in the past for Kansas City but struggled in 2014, posting a 5.56 ERA.
Apr 2 - 9:05 PM

Royals and RHP Louis Coleman avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $725,000 contract.

It was Coleman's first winter of arbitration eligibility. The reliever struggled with a 5.56 ERA last season but is a good bet to bounce back given his past results.
Jan 16 - 2:35 PM

Royals recalled RHP Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha.

Coleman has struggled in his time in the majors this season, posting a 7.48 ERA over 20 appearances. He'll be used in a middle relief role.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 05:45:00 PM

Royals optioned RHP Louis Coleman to Triple-A Omaha.

The move clears space on the roster for the arrival of Jason Frasor. Coleman has gone back-and-forth between the majors and minors this season, holding a 7.48 ERA over 20 appearances with the big club.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 08:21:00 AM

Royals recalled RHP Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha.

Coleman had a 6.41 ERA in 18 appearances with Kansas City earlier this season. He'll pitch in mid-relief.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Royals optioned RHP Louis Coleman to Triple-A Omaha.

Coleman holds a 6.41 ERA over 18 relief appearances for the Royals this season. He should get another chance later this season.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 11:42:00 AM

Royals recalled RHP Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha.

Coleman owns an ugly 6.27 ERA and 1.88 WHIP over 17 appearances with the Royals this season, but he pitched well after his demotion earlier this month. He'll hope for better results this time around.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 02:54:00 PM

Royals optioned RHP Louis Coleman to Triple-A Omaha.

Coleman gets the boot after allowing six runs over his last four appearances. He holds an ugly 6.27 ERA and 1.88 WHIP in 17 appearances this season, but should get another shot with the big club down the line if he regains his form in the minors.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Royals activated RHP Louis Coleman from the 15-day disabled list.

Coleman got a late start to the season due to a bruised right middle finger, but he's ready to roll now. He'll fill a middle relief role for the Royals.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Louis Coleman (finger) is expected to throw a bullpen session Monday.

If all goes well, he will likely be activated Tuesday. Coleman began the year on the disabled list with a bruised right middle finger.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Louis Coleman (finger) will throw a "high intensity" bullpen session Wednesday.

Coleman was bothered by a bruised right middle finger for much of spring training, but it sounds like it won't be long before he rejoins the Royals' bullpen. He's eligible for activation on April 8.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 11:05:00 AM

Royals placed RHP Louis Coleman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 24, with a bruised right middle finger.

Coleman dealt with the bone bruise for much of spring, and was enough of an issue that he won't be ready for the start of the season. With some rest he should be ready to return after just one 15-day stay on the DL, so expect him back sometime in mid-April.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Louis Coleman could begin the season on the disabled list due to a bone bruise in his right middle finger.

It has apparently been bothering him for most of the spring. Coleman was considered a sure thing to make the Opening Day roster after the injury to Luke Hochevar, but it sounds like he'll get a late start to the season.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 11:13:00 AM

Royals recalled RHP Louis Coleman from Hi-A Wilmington.

The 27-year-old essentially received the last week off due to roster maneuvering by the Royals. Coleman posted a spectacular 0.39 ERA and 24/4 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings with Kansas City earlier this season.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 03:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Dusty Coleman
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Alex Rios
2Jarrod Dyson
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Ryan Madson
8Joe Blanton
9Brandon Finnegan
10Brian Flynn
11Tim Collins