Coleman was reassigned to the Mariners' minor-league camp Sunday, Shannon Drayer of ESPN 710 AM Seattle reports. The Mariners brought Coleman into camp as a non-roster invitee, but he was unable to claim a bullpen job with the big club. It sounds as though he's amendable to sticking around with the organization, however, with Triple-A Tacoma his most likely destination to begin the season.
Coleman signed a one-year minor league contract with the Mariners on Thursday, Bob Dutton of the News Tribune reports. Coleman spent the 2015 season at Triple-A Omaha in the Royals' organization, posting a 4.92 ERA with 54 strikeouts and 41 walks over 82.1 innings of work. He did not receive an invite to the Mariners' spring training and will likely start the 2016 campaign at Triple-A Tacoma.
The Royals announced Wednesday they optioned pitcher Aaron Brooks, infielder Orlando Calixte, outfielder Lane Adams and outfielder Jorge Bonifacio to Triple-A Omaha. They also reassigned pitcher Buddy Baumann, pitcher Brian Broderick, pitcher Casey Coleman, pitcher Joe Paterson, infielder Hunter Dozier, infielder Matt Fields, infielder Raul Mondesi and outfielder Bubba Starling to minor-league camp.
Royals right-hander Casey Coleman has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Omaha, per the team's official website. Coleman is 8-13 with a 5.72 ERA over four seasons in the majors.
The Royals have secured outright waivers on outfielder Moises Sierra and right-hander Casey Coleman, both of whom have been assigned to Triple-A Omaha. Coleman can reject the assignment and become a free agent.