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Top Louis Coleman News

  • Tigers' Louis Coleman: Dismissed from bullpen competition

    The Tigers reassigned Coleman to their minor-league camp Monday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.

    Detroit relied heavily on Coleman out of the bullpen last season, with the 32-year-old making 51 appearances and turning in a 3.51 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. The right-hander was still forced to settle for a minor-league deal with the Tigers this winter and didn't distinguish himself this spring, resulting in him falling out of contention for an Opening Day bullpen gig. Coleman will likely open the season at Triple-A Toledo unless he requests his release from the organization.

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  • Tigers' Louis Coleman: Returns on minor-league pact

    Coleman signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers.

    The 32-year-old righty was recently cast off the 40-man roster but will return to Detroit in hopes of re-earning his spot in the majors. He logged a 3.51 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 51.1 innings in 2018, but the Tigers will likely be looking to give more opportunities to their younger bullpen arms.

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  • Louis Coleman: Elects free agency

    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.

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  • Tigers' Louis Coleman: Sent outright to Triple-A

    Coleman was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of 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.

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  • Tigers' Louis Coleman: Tagged with blown save against Twins

    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.

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  • Tigers' Louis Coleman: Grabs win in relief

    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.

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  • Tigers' Louis Coleman: Takes first loss Tuesday

    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.

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  • Tigers' Louis Coleman: Records another win Saturday

    Coleman (3-0) was the winning pitcher in Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, tossing a clean inning of relief with a strikeout.

    Coleman has been with the Tigers for less than a month, but he has already scooped up an impressive three victories out of the bullpen. Notable on Saturday was the fact that the team turned to the 32-year-old in the eighth inning of a tied game, suggesting he has earned some degree of trust. However, regular closer Shane Greene was also unavailable in this one, so bullpen roles had to adjust accordingly. Nonetheless, Coleman, who now has a 1.38 ERA and 0.69 WHIP in 13 innings of work, seems to have secured himself a spot in Detroit's bullpen.

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  • Tigers' Louis Coleman: Records win Wednesday

    Coleman (2-0) grabbed the win Wednesday against the Angels by tossing 1.1 scoreless innings of relief. He gave up one walk and struck out two.

    Coleman came on for starter Mike Fiers to get the last out of the sixth inning, then stuck around for a clean seventh. In between, the Tigers pounced for five runs. The 32-year-old now has a strong 1.64 ERA across 11 innings of work since getting recalled from Triple-A Toledo on May 12, though he could get sent back down once Daniel Stumpf and Alex Wilson return from injury.

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  • Tigers' Louis Coleman: Promoted from Triple-A

    Coleman was called up from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.

    In order to make room for Coleman on the 40-man roster, the club designated Chad Bell for assignment. Coleman has appeared in 13 games for Toledo in 2018, posting a 2.40 ERA and 0.87 WHIP with a 15:5 K:BB over 15 innings of relief. He will serve out of low-leverage situations while with the Tigers.

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  • Tigers' Louis Coleman: Agrees to terms with Tigers

    Coleman signed a minor-league deal with Detroit on Friday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

    Coleman spent the entirety of the 2017 season at the Triple-A level split between the Reds and Diamondbacks' organizations. Over 64 innings, he posted a 2.25 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with a 77:32 K:BB. Though he will likely begin the 2018 campaign in Triple-A Toledo, Coleman could find his way into a low-leverage bullpen role with the Tigers by the summer.

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  • Diamondbacks' Louis Coleman: Signs minor-league contract

    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.

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  • Louis Coleman: Released by Cincinnati

    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.

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  • Reds' Louis Coleman: Reassigned to minors

    Coleman was reassigned to minor league camp Tuesday, Mark Sheldon of 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.

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  • Reds' Louis Coleman: Scoreless spring training debut

    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,'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.

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  • Reds' Louis Coleman: Scheduled to return Tuesday

    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.

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  • Reds' Louis Coleman: Deals with biceps tendinitis

    Coleman is dealing with right biceps tendinitis and will take a few days off from throwing, Mark Sheldon of reports.

    The ailment isn't considered to be serious at this point. Coleman signed a minor league contract with the Reds this offseason after amassing a 4.69 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 48 innings with the Dodgers last year. Consider him day-to-day unless anything changes.

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  • Reds' Louis Coleman: Inks minor league deal with Reds

    Coleman signed a minor league deal with the Reds on Tuesday, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

    It is unclear if this deal includes an invite to spring training. Coleman posted a 4.69 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 45 strikeouts in 48 innings with the Dodgers last season, leading to him being non-tendered earlier this offseason. While the Reds lack impressive organizational bullpen depth, Coleman is unlikely to compete for high-leverage innings.

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  • Louis Coleman: Non-tendered by Dodgers

    Coleman was non-tendered by the Dodgers on Friday and is now a free agent.

    Coleman delivered depth and not much else for the Dodgers in 2016, his first season with the team. His .232/.302/.394 split against right-handed batters could make him attractive to teams looking to shore up their middle relief options.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Greenwood, MS
Age: 37
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: R, R