Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:15:57 -0800
Free-agent RP Phil Coke (Pirates) has signed a contract with the Orix Buffaloes of the Nippon Professional Baseball League. Financial terms were not announced.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:50:25 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Phil Coke was designated for assignment on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:03:02 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Phil Coke was promoted from Class AAA Indianapolis on Friday, Sept. 23.
Tue, 17 May 2016 15:29:42 -0700
New York Yankees SP Chad Green and P Conor Mullee were optioned to the minors Tuesday, May 17. Ps Luis Cessa and James Pazos and 2B Rob Refsnyder were recalled from the minors. Also, RP Phil Coke was designated for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Refsnyder is likely to provide middle infield depth for the Yanks and might not be up in the bigs for long with Alex Rodriguez slated to come off the DL Thursday. Stay tuned, but unless Refsnyder is scheduled to see regular at-bats, he can likely be ignored everywhere.
Fri, 06 May 2016 11:20:03 -0700
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia (groin) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain Friday, May 6. RP Phil Coke had his contract selected from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Sabathia had been mediocre in each of his first four starts (three earned runs in each outing) before tossing seven shutout innings against the Orioles last time out. He's only worth stashing in AL-only formats. Ivan Nova is the most likely candidate to jump into the rotation, but he's sporting a 5.14 ERA and has only seven strikeouts in 14 innings of relief.
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:58:05 -0800
Free-agent RP Phil Coke (Cubs) agreed to a minor-league deal with the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, March 8, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: The Braves needed another southpaw in the bullpen after losing Andrew McKirahan to Tommy John surgery earlier in the week. Coke posted a 5.68 ERA in 18 appearances with the Chicago Cubs and Toronto Blue Jays last season, and is obviously well off the fantasy radar.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:12:43 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Phil Coke has made the opening day roster, according to a source. Coke had opted out of his contract Friday, March 27, because the team had not put him on the major league roster.
Fantasy Tip: Coke will work in late-inning situations, and he can help NL-only rotisserie owners in the ERA and WHIP categories, as well as those fantasy owners in leagues which reward holds.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:43:43 -0800
Free-agent RP Phil Coke (Tigers) was in recently to throw for the Kansas City Royals.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:50:07 -0800
Free-agent RP Phil Coke (Tigers) is still being looked at by the Texas Rangers, but it's unsure if they'd give him a major or minor league deal.
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:35:18 -0800
Free-agent RP Phil Coke (Tigers) is being pursued by the Miami Marlins for a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.