Phil Coke RP CHC 1 Day

Coke pitched another scoreless inning Friday against the White Sox, his seventh in a row.

Coke is not on the 40-man roster yet, but he's pitched well enough to head north with the Cubs. In seven innings, he has struck out five, walked two, and given up just three hits. He probably won't be anywhere close to the ninth inning, but he could have an important role in the Cubs' bullpen this year.

Phil Coke RP CHC 24 Days

Coke signed a minor league deal with the Cubs on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

Coke had a bit of a bounceback with the Tigers in 2014, posting a four-year low ERA of 3.88. The 32-year-old has had his fair share of struggles in late-game situations, but still represents a threat as a left-handed reliever. Per Rosenthal's report, Coke turned down at least one major league deal to instead compete for a spot with the Cubs. At this point, however, he's a long ways away from taking the mound in high-leverage situations.

Phil Coke RP CHC 7 Months

Manager Brad Ausmus said Coke (back) should be "good to go" Sunday, James Schmehl of MLive Media Group reports.

Coke was unavailable the last couple days due to to lower back spasms, but it appears he should be able to pitch Sunday if needed out of the Tigers' bullpen.

Phil Coke RP CHC 7 Months

Coke left Wednesday's game against the Royals with a muscle spasm in his lower back, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

Coke will be reevaluated Friday, so it remains to be seen how much time, if any, he misses with the setback. Coke has pitched well of late, tallying eight scoreless outings in a row.

Phil Coke RP CHC 7 Months

Coke was removed from Wednesday's game with an apparent back injury, according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News.

Coke appeared to injure himself fielding a bunt in the eighth inning of Wednesday's matchup with the Tigers. Expect the Tigers to update his status following the game.

Phil Coke RP CHC 7 Months

Coke picked up the win Thursday by recording the final out of the ninth inning as Detroit went on to walk-off in the home-half of the frame against New York.

Coke gave up a single before striking out Brian McCann on four pitches. Coke holds a 4.17 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.

Phil Coke RP CHC Sep 01 '79

Tigers signed LHP Phil Coke to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

The 31-year-old lefty had been considered a non-tender candidate, but the two sides were able to iron out a contract before heading to arbitration. He posted a horrifying 0-5 record, 5.40 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 30/21 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 innings in 2013, and will work primarily as a situational left-hander.

Phil Coke RP CHC Aug 06 '79

Chris Iott of MLive.com speculates that the the Tigers may not be willing to offer arbitration to Phil Coke.

The 31-year-old southpaw is coming off an extremely disappointing season, in which he posted an 0-5 record, 5.40 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 30/21 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 innings. He was left off the team's playoff roster for the ALDS, but returned to pitch in the ALCS, allowing one run in one inning of work. Coke earned a base salary of $1.85 million in 2013, and the Tigers may not want to pay over $2 million for a situational left-hander coming off a career worst season.

Phil Coke RP CHC Jul 22 '79

Phil Coke will be on the Tigers' roster for the ALCS against the Red Sox.

Coke has dealt with soreness in his flexor tendon since mid-September, but didn't have any issues while throwing in the instructional league. He'll replace Luke Putkonen on the roster.

Phil Coke RP CHC Jul 22 '79

Phil Coke (elbow) has resumed throwing in the instructional league.

Coke has dealt with soreness in his flexor tendon since mid-September but has felt a bit better of late. It's not clear when he'll potentially be ready for game action, but it's possible he could be an option to be added to the Tigers' bullpen later this postseason should they keep advancing.