Ex-Tigers P Phil Coke trying to make comeback as knuckleballer
Former MLB pitcher Phil Coke is trying to make a comeback as a knuckleballer, according to a report.
SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports that Coke is trying to make a comeback and has impressed some teams with his knuckleball.
Left-hander Phil Coke is attempting a comeback as a knuckleballer. 35-year-old spent time in Japan in 2017. Said to be intriguing teams with spin rate in bullpen sessions.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 5, 2018
Coke began his career with the Yankees. The lefty then was moved to Detroit as part of the 3-way Max Scherzer trade. He pitched most of his career innings with the Tigers from 2010-2014. He bounced around to a few other teams after that before going to Japan last season.
Coke, 35, is 22-27 with a 4.19 career ERA and is known for telling some great stories.