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Louis Coleman | Relief Pitcher | #41

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: LSU
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 5 (0) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Louis Coleman (shoulder) will make his Cactus League debut Tuesday.
Coleman has been battling a sore shoulder since early on in camp. He'll need to make a strong impression in a hurry if he wants to win a roster spot as a non-roster invitee. Mar 13 - 6:19 PM

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Louis Coleman has been shut down for a few days due to biceps tendinitis in his pitching arm.

The injury isn't believed to be serious at this time, though it's something worth monitoring. The non-roster invitee is in camp competing for a spot in the Opening Day bullpen, and any extended missed time could really hurt his chances.
Feb 25 - 11:36 AM

Reds signed RHP Louis Coleman to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

This confirms what was reported by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. After adding Drew Storen last week, the Reds continue to try to bolster their bullpen. Coleman, who turns 31 in April, has compiled a 3.51 ERA over 213 relief appearances in the majors. There's a decent chance he'll end up winning a bullpen spot in the spring.
Jan 10 - 1:47 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Reds have signed Louis Coleman to a minor league contract.

The deal presumably includes an invitation to major league spring training, but it hasn't been officially announced by the team. Coleman was non-tendered by the Dodgers last month after posting a 4.69 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 45/24 K/BB ratio over 48 innings. He could earn a spot as a middle reliever in the spring.
Jan 10 - 12:33 PM

Dodgers non-tendered RHP Louis Coleman.

The 30-year-old right-hander was a staple of the Dodgers' bullpen in 2016, compiling a 4.69 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 45/24 K/BB ratio over 48 innings in his 61 appearances. Now a free agent, he'll look to secure a spring training invitation elsewhere.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 10:42:00 AM

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

Coleman was on the shelf for a month with a shoulder injury. He'll return to a middle relief role.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 05:21:00 PM

Louis Coleman (shoulder) made a rehab appearance for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.

Coleman hurled a scoreless inning of relief in OKC's 5-0 loss to Colorado Springs. This was his second rehab outing after appearing in the Arizona League on Monday. Obviously Coleman's shoulder is feeling better and it looks like he'll be back in L.A.'s bullpen next week. The 30-year-old has pitched to a 3.70 ERA in 50 games for the Dodgers this year.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 11:42:00 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Louis Coleman on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder fatigue.

Coleman held a 3.70 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 37/16 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings prior to hitting the disabled list. He hasn't been an integral part of pen this season, but the Dodgers have dealt with enough injuries that even middle relief ailments are starting to sting.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 07:41:00 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Louis Coleman from the bereavement list.

Coleman has been away from the team since Thursday. The Dodgers sent down Luis Avilan to clear a spot on the active roster.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 05:54:00 PM

Louis Coleman (bereavement) will return to the Dodgers on Monday.

Coleman was placed on the bereavement list Thursday so he could go home for his grandfather's funeral. Recent callup Zach Lee will probably be optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City when he returns.
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 06:58:00 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Louis Coleman on the bereavement list.

Coleman should return by early next week. Luis Avilan took over his bullpen spot on Thursday afternoon.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Dodgers signed RHP Louis Coleman to a one-year, $750,000 contract.

Coleman got a major league deal after posting a 1.69 ERA and 63/23 K/BB ratio over 64 innings with the Royals' Triple-A affiliate last season. The 29-year-old will pitch in middle relief for the Dodgers.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 09:47:00 PM

Royals released RHP Louis Coleman.

Coleman was designated for assignment last week to make room for Ian Kennedy on the Royals' 40-man roster. He passed through waivers unclaimed and will now have the ability to test the open market. The 29-year-old pitched almost exclusively in the minors in 2015, but has enjoyed some success in the majors in the past and shouldn't be out of work for long.
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 01:12:00 PM

Royals designated RHP Louis Coleman for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Ian Kennedy. With a career 3.20 ERA and over a strikeout per inning in his 152 relief appearances, Coleman could draw some interest on waivers.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016 12:18:00 PM

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

It's the same amount he was paid last season. Coleman appeared in just four games for the Royals in 2015, spending almost all of the year at Triple-A Omaha, where he held a 1.69 ERA over 38 appearances. He'll compete for one of the final spots in the bullpen this spring.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 09:04:00 AM

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