The Diamondbacks signed Coleman to a minor-league contract in June. The right-hander was released by the Reds earlier in the month after posting a 2.21 ERA and 44:16 K:BB over 36.2 innings at Triple-A Louisville. He could work his way into the bullpen mix at the big-league level in relatively short order.
The Reds released Coleman last week, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Coleman joined the Reds on a minor-league contract in January and had been working in relief this season with Triple-A Louisville. He put up a respectable 2.21 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 36.2 innings, but with a promotion to the big club not in the works, Coleman decided to explore his options elsewhere. The right-hander appeared in 61 games with the Dodgers in 2016, supplying a 4.69 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 48 innings.
Coleman was reassigned to minor league camp Tuesday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. He was delayed at the start of camp by a bout of biceps tendinitis, and five innings of one-run ball with a 6:2 K:BB upon his return wasn't enough to force the Reds' hand. That said, given the state of the Reds' bullpen, it seems possible Coleman could be added relatively early on when the team inevitably needs bullpen reinforcements.
Coleman (biceps tendinitis) threw a scoreless inning Tuesday in his spring debut against the Dodgers. He still has a chance to win a spot in the Reds' bullpen, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. Coleman still has an uphill battle, but the bottom of the Reds' bullpen remains in flux, and that will probably be the case even after Opening Day.
Coleman (biceps tendinitis) will make his spring training debut Tuesday. Coleman is a long shot to make the Opening Day roster, given that he's both behind schedule and not on the 40-man roster.
|@ MILLER PARK||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Last 7 Games