The former Detroit Tigers relief pitcher drew interest from multiple teams but none of them were willing to guarantee him a big league salary for the 2015 season after he posted a 3.88 ERA and a 41/20 K/BB ratio in 58 innings last season with the Tigers.
Source: Coke to #Cubs on minor-league deal.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 5, 2015
A left hander, Coke has proven to be especially effective against left handers. He should be able to lock down a role with the Cubs in Spring Training.
The 32-year-old Coke has appeared in 383 games dating back to the 2008 season owning a 4.18 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP during that span.