Monday, April 25, 2016

Yankees Sign Phil Coke to MiLB Deal


The New York Yankees have brought back a familiar face to potentially join the Scranton Shuttle this season and his name is Phil Coke. If you remember Coke was a member of the Yankees before being shipped off to the Detroit Tigers in the deal that brought Curtis Garnderson to the Bronx. Coke made a run as the Tigers closer all the way to the World Series while the Yankees got a pair of 40+ home run seasons out of Granderson. Granderson has moved on to the Mets via free agency while Coke has bounced around a bit since that World Series run. Coke's bouncing around has now found him back in the Bronx.

The Lancaster Barnstormers of the Independent League sent Coke back to New York in a deal where the terms were undisclosed. Coke, who was a member of the Yankees bullpen in 2009 that also went to the World Series, will now join his former teammate Nick Swisher in Triple-A with the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders.

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