Phil Coke RP OAK 1 month ago

Coke signed a minor league deal with the A's on Saturday and will be assigned to Triple-A Stockton, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

Coke became a free agent earlier in the week after he declined his option to Triple-A Buffalo. He'll start out at Triple-A Stockton and has until July 10 to opt out of the deal. This will be Coke's third team this season.

Phil Coke RP OAK 1 month ago

Coke declined his option to Triple-A Buffalo and has elected free agency, Shi Davidi of SportsNet reports.

Coke was optioned to Triple-A following Sunday's game, but he'll turn down the assignment in hopes of catching on with another club. Coke has posted an ugly 5.698 EAR in 12.2 innings of work this season.

Phil Coke RP OAK 1 month ago

Coke was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.

Coke pitched just two innings with the Blue Jays after being recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on June 14. The corresponding moves have yet to be announced, but he was one of three pitchers to be sent back to the minors following Sunday's contest.

Phil Coke RP OAK 1 month ago

Coke pitched two shutout innings, striking out two in Sunday's victory over the Red Sox.

Making his first appearance of the season for the Blue Jays, Coke showed why he was Joe Girardi's left-handed option out of the Yankees bullpen in 2009. His peripherals aren't great and he struggles against both lefties and righties, making him not a true LOOGY nor a consistent middle reliever. He has never held an ERA below 3.75 when pitching at least 15 innings in a season and should be owned accordingly.

Phil Coke RP OAK 2 months ago

Coke was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

Coke tossed four scoreless innings for Triple-A Buffalo, after posting a 6.30 ERA over 10 innings for the Cubs earlier this season. He'll provide the Jays with a third lefty out of the bullpen, joining Aaron Loup and closer Brett Cecil.

Phil Coke RP OAK 2 months ago

Coke will reportedly be called up Friday to face the Red Sox, Mike Wilner of BlueJays Talk reports.

Coke will be called up to add a left-hander in the bullpen, particularly against the Red Sox this weekend - the southpaw has been dominant against the Red Sox' David Ortiz, who has gone 2-for-21 career against Coke. He posted a 6.30 ERA in 10 innings with the Cubs this season before being released.

Phil Coke RP OAK 2 months ago

Coke has signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

Coke was granted his release by the Cubs earlier this week after posting a 6.30 ERA over 10 innings (16 games). However, his FIP of 3.51 suggests he may not been as bad as the numbers show. He'll get on board in Toronto on a team-friendly deal, where he'll have to pitch his way back to the majors, starting out in Triple-A Buffalo.

Phil Coke RP OAK 2 months ago

Coke was placed on release waivers by the Cubs on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

It appears that Coke, who was designated for assignment by the Cubs last week, has refused to accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Iowa. According to Cotillo, Coke has already drawn interest from as many as six teams, but he'd likely have to settle for a minor-league contract with whichever organization he lands.

Phil Coke RP OAK 2 months ago

Coke will be designated for assignment, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Coke made 16 appearances out of the Chicago bullpen this season, posting a shaky 6.30 ERA over 10.0 total innings. He'll be removed from the 40-man roster, and the 32-year-old's future with the club appears to be up in the air.

Phil Coke RP OAK 3 months ago

Coke pitched one-third of an inning and gave up one hit against the Reds on Friday.

Though Coke has already appeared in nine games with the Cubs this season - and the Cubs have won seven of them - he only has one hold. Given that he's unlikely to sniff any saves and doesn't even seem to get many holds, there's not much to recommend for Coke's fantasy prospects.