Coke has been used as a left-handed reliever the past few years, but has not proven himself to be consistently effective.

Detroit Tigers reliever Phil Coke may not be tendered a contract in the offseason as the team could prefer to let him leave in free agency rather than pay him in arbitration, writes Chris Iott of MLive.com.

Coke earned $1.85 in arbitration for the 2013 season. Because it is extremely rare for a players salary to decrease in arbitration, he will likely earn over $2 million next year if the team actually offers Coke a contract and they enter a hearing.