Coleman elected to become a free agent after being outrighted from the 40-man roster Wednesday. Coleman will search for a new home after appearing in 51 games for Detroit this season. The right-handed reliever logged a 3.51 ERA and 41 strikeouts across 51.1 innings in 2018.
Coleman was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Coleman was eligible for arbitration this offseason had he stayed on the roster, prompting the Tigers to drop him from their 40-man rather than pay him. He posted a 3.51 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 41:24 K:BB across 51.1 innings of relief in 2018.
Coleman recorded a blown save in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Twins, as he allowed one earned run on one hit over 1.2 innings of work. The lone hit was a big one, as Coleman gave up a three-run homer to pinch hitter Joe Mauer upon entering the game with one out in the seventh inning. Coleman pitched better from there, but the damage was already done. The 32-year-old righty now has a 3.58 ERA this season, and he should continue to see high-leverage work out of a Detroit bullpen that doesn't have many reliable options at this point.
Coleman (4-1) picked up the win in relief in Monday's 9-5 victory over the White Sox, working around two hits to pitch a scoreless inning. Coleman came into 2018 with just four total wins at the MLB level since the beginning of the 2014 season, so matching that figure this season has been quite the pleasant surprise. The 32-year-old reliever has a 3.60 ERA on the year and has been a relatively reliable option out of a weak Detroit bullpen.
Coleman (3-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Twins, as he gave up two earned runs while retiring just two batters. He walked two and struck out one. Coleman came on for starter Blaine Hardy after the latter allowed a leadoff single to start the seventh inning. Coleman retired two batters but also walked two before departing with the bases loaded and the Tigers clinging to a 2-1 lead. Unfortunately, Warwick Saupold gave up a grand slam, saddling Coleman with his first loss of the season. Coleman still has a solid 2.76 ERA and has been mostly effective out of the Detroit bullpen this season.