Phil Coke may be close to finding a new home.
The left-hander’s agent told Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press that his client threw recently in front of decision-makers from the Rangers and Blue Jays. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish says the workouts took place on Tuesday afternoon.
Coke posted an ugly 4.25 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and 6.8 K/9 in his four seasons with the Tigers, but the 32-year-old southpaw has held left-handed hitters to a .243/.297/.352 batting line for his career. When used properly — as a lefty specialist and nothing more — Coke can be a decent weapon.