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Louis Coleman | Relief Pitcher | #49

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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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. Feb 3 - 1:12 PM

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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.
Jan 29 - 12:18 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.
Jan 15 - 9:04 AM

Louis Coleman (shoulder) returned to game action on Friday, picking up a victory over the Twins after retiring both hitters that he faced.

Coleman has now tossed three scoreless innings for the Royals this season, registering a 1.00 WHIP and 1/2 K/BB ratio. He's unlikely to be included on the postseason roster for the ALDS, but represents terrific organizational bullpen depth.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 08:58:00 AM

Louis Coleman is out indefinitely due to tightness in his right shoulder.

Coleman had to be lifted from Sunday's game with the injury. "It's in the back of the shoulder," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "It got tight on him and he couldn't loosen it up. So we'll give him some time." With so little time left, Coleman's season could be over.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 08:17:00 PM

Louis Coleman was removed from Sunday's game against the Orioles with an apparent injury.

It isn't yet clear exactly what the right-hander did, but he grimaced and was in obvious discomfort after making his final pitch of the evening. The Royals should have an update on his status shortly.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 10:31:00 PM

Royals purchased the contract of RHP Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha.

Coleman was moved off the Royals' 40-man roster after spring training, but he remained with the organization and is now getting a nice reward after a promising season at the Triple-A level. The right-hander will pitch in middle relief over these next three weeks.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 04:02:00 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 01:34:00 PM'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.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 09:05:00 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.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 02:35:00 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

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