Blue Jays add Phil Coke on minor league deal

The Toronto Blue Jays made an addition to their pitching depth on Saturday, signing Phil Coke to a minor league contract.

Coke, 32, was released by the Chicago Cubs on May 26. Coke appeared in 16 games for the Cubs in 2015, posting a 6.30 ERA in 10 innings.

Prior to 2015, Coke spent his last five seasons with the Tigers. With Detroit, Coke averaged a 4.25 ERA over 323.2 total innings. Coke registered a 3.88 ERA in 2014 (his best ERA since 2010) with an ERA+ of 102.

Coke will be paid $2.25 million for the rest of the season for making the Cubs’ major league roster. Coke will start his Blue Jays tenure in the minors, but likely find his way up to Toronto to be an extra arm in the bullpen.

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