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Louis Coleman | Relief Pitcher | #19

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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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Tigers purchased the contract of RHP Louis Coleman from Triple-A Toledo.
It's Coleman's first trip to the big leagues since the 2016 season. The 32-year-old hurler owns a 3.51 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 231/102 K/BB ratio over 225 1/3 career innings in the big leagues. He'll function in middle relief for the Tigers. May 12 - 12:11 PM

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

Coleman, 31, spent all of 2017 at the Triple-A level, posting a 2.25 ERA and 77/32 K/BB ratio over 64 relief innings. He boasts a career 3.51 ERA with over a strikeout per inning in the majors, although most of that success came a few years ago.
Feb 23 - 5:32 PM

Diamondbacks released RHP Louis Coleman.

Coleman made 61 appearances with the Dodgers last season, but he has pitched exclusively in the minors this year. The 31-year-old has put up a 2.25 ERA over 50 appearances in Triple-A between the Reds and the D-Backs, but he didn't earn a shot in the majors.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 10:04:00 AM

Diamondbacks signed RHP Louis Coleman to a minor league contract.

The right-hander opted out of his minor league deal with the Reds earlier in the week after posting a 2.21 ERA and 44/16 K/BB ratio over 36 2/3 innings at Triple-A Louisville. He should work his way into the bullpen mix at the big league level in relatively short order.
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 09:26:00 AM

Reds released RHP Louis Coleman.

Coleman opted out of his minor league contract with Cincinnati after getting passed over for a roster spot at the major league level. He had a promising 2.21 ERA and 44/16 K/BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings (25 relief appearances) at Triple-A Louisville, which should quickly lead him to a new deal with a new organization.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 10:22:00 AM

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.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 06:19:00 PM

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.
Sat, Feb 25, 2017 11:36:00 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.
Tue, Jan 10, 2017 01:47:00 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.
Tue, Jan 10, 2017 12:33:00 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

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C1James McCann
2John Hicks
3Grayson Greiner
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Dixon Machado
SS1Jose Iglesias
3B1Jeimer Candelario
LF1Niko Goodrum
2JaCoby Jones
3Victor Reyes
CF1Leonys Martin
RF1Nicholas Castellanos
DH1Victor Martinez
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S1Michael Fulmer
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Mike Fiers
4Matt Boyd
5Francisco Liriano
6Blaine Hardy
7Ryan Carpenter
Relief Pitcher
R1Shane Greene
2Joe Jimenez
3Alex Wilson
4Daniel Stumpf
5Buck Farmer
6Daniel Norris
7Warwick Saupold
8Louis Coleman
9Drew VerHagen
10Johnny Barbato