UPDATE: Phil Coke to sign a minor league deal with the Cubs


UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal says that Coke is going to the Chicago Cubs on a minor league deal.

9:12 AMSportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith reports that free agent lefty Phil Coke is expected to sign tomorrow. Coke has been connected to the Rangers, Royals, and Blue Jays of late.

Coke posted a 3.88 ERA and 41/20 K/BB ratio in 58 innings with the Tigers in 2014, but has been shaky when doing anything other than pitching to lefties. And, due to either insanity or necessity, the Tigers have used him a bit more than they probably should’ve. But assuming he’s not exposed to too many righties, he should be a useful arm for someone.