Rangers could add LHP Phil Coke as a reliever. They are still talking with him but the hangup may be Major League vs. Minor League contract
Phil Coke seeking ≈ $2M on big league deal per source. A few possible fits for #MLB deals & wide-ranging interest on minor league deals.
Detroit News "Phil Coke has been too important to the Tigers not to be important anymore. So all signs the lefty reliever can be a major contributor this season are welcome -- even if they're just early signs, as they've been so far. Coke threw his first live batting practice on Wednesday. For some..." February 20
The #Tigers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Phil Coke.
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers signed left-handed pitcher Phil Coke to a one-year contract today. Coke had been eligible for arbitration. In 49 games last season, he went 0-5 with a 5.40 ERA and had 30 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings. He also appeared in six games at Triple-A Toledo and didn’t allow a run..." November 21
SB Nation "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..." October 26
MLB.com "Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias whose bruised left hand that sidelined him for a week still bothered him in the season-ending series in Miami said he's fine for the playoffs and shouldn't be limited. "I'm good" Iglesias said. Iglesias started all three games against the Marlins but said after..." October 01
Phil Coke is being sent back to Detroit to get his elbow checked out. Bothered him after he threw Monday.
Phil Coke shut down for next couple days with elbow tenderness. He reported trouble finishing his pitches last night.
Michigan Live "Phil Coke is headed to Triple-A Toledo and will return to the Detroit Tigers on Sept. 1 when rosters are expanded. That's the plan for Coke according to Tigers manager Jim Leyland who made the announcement Tuesday night following his team's 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The Tigers will..." August 21
Detroit News "A right-hander for a lefty? Not a trade for the Tigers, just a roster shuffle because of an injury. On Wednesday morning, the Tigers announced that they've put left-hander Phil Coke on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 26, and have recalled right-hander Jose Ortega from Triple A..." May 01
Detroit News "Some chose not to comment, but Phil Coke rarely does. Not comment, that is. When asked what he thought about Jason Collins being the first active player in a major American sport to admit he's gay, the Tigers reliever said: "My hat is off to him because you have to have some serious..." April 30
Detroit Free Press "As Tigers rookie right-hander Bruce Rondon got dry-docked a few days Monday for mechanical repair, manager Jim Leyland made one thing clear: When it comes to managing with a ninth-inning lead, he'd rather be Sparky Anderson of 1984 than Whitey Herzog of 1985. Herzog's Cardinals won 101 games..." March 05