Tue, 06 May 2014 00:43:57 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Phil Coke could be released by the team but several challenges stand in the way. For starters, Coke's $1.9 million salary is guaranteed, and there are no real replacements among left-handed relievers in the minors that stand out.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:46:42 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (arm) said he's dealing with a "dead arm" right now. "Unfortunately there's no secret to getting through it quicker," Nathan said. "It's just one of those things that will hit guys throughout the course of a year and you never know when it is going to be or how long it is going to last but all you can do is continue to throw and throw through it and, hopefully, one day you come there and the ball is coming out of your hand a lot cleaner and with a little more zip on it." Nathan has allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings this year and blew his first save chance April 2.
Fantasy Tip: The Tigers haven't given any indication that they'll shut Nathan down, but don't be surprised if he's rested during the team's next save chance. Al Alburquerque and Phil Coke could be used if that's the case.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:22:22 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Phil Coke (illness) was expected to pitch in the Grapefruit League spring game Tuesday, March 25, but manager Brad Ausmus said Coke has been feeling ill the past couple days.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:57:21 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon (elbow) will need Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and will miss the entire 2014 season, according to general manager Dave Dombrowski. Rondon was a candidate to be the team's eighth-inning setup man this season. The Tigers have other candidates to fill Rondon's spot, like RPs Joba Chamberlain, Al Alburquerque, Ian Krol, Evan Reed, Luke Putkonen and Phil Coke, but the team isn't locked in to any one guy.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:18:00 -0800
Detroit Tigers RP Phil Coke allowed three runs and six hits in his spring outing Monday, March 3, but manager Brad Ausmus said he was "not overly concerned." Ausmus said the veteran reliever is generally a slow start, and is actually ahead of scheduled compared to most years. Coke's breaking ball has been sharper than usual and his fastball is clocking in about six or seven miles per hour faster than normal, according to the skipper.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:31:05 -0800
Updating a previous item, the Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with RP Phil Coke Thursday, Nov. 21, by agreeing to a one-year, $1.9 million deal. He will receive a $50,000 bonus if he pitches in 60 games next year and additional bonuses of $50,000 for 65 and 70 games. Coke went 0-5 with a 5.40 ERA in 49 games last year.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 07:06:12 -0800
The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with RP Phil Coke by signing him to a one-year deal.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:40:57 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Phil Coke (forearm) was added to the roster for the American League Championship Series, removing RP Luke Putkonen. Coke hasn't pitched since Sept. 18, dealing with a forearm flexor injury. But he has pitched well against the Boston Red Sox, and he'll be useful against their large amount of left-handed bats in the later innings.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:36:35 -0700
Detroit Tigers RPs Bruce Rondon (elbow) and Phil Coke (elbow) are likely to sit out the American League Division Series due to elbow issues.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:51:02 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Phil Coke (elbow) has been sent home to get more tests on his injured left elbow.