Phil Coke

LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Jose Ortega of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait on February 19, 2013 in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Tigers Recall Jose Ortega

The Tigers have put left-handed reliever Phil Coke on the 15-day disabled list and have recalled right-hander Jose Ortega from Triple-A Toledo.

97.1 The Ticket–05/01/2013

Phil Coke of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the Opening Day game on April 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Phil Coke On Jason Collins “You Have To Have Respect For That”

You knew it would only be a matter of time before an openly gay athlete came out while being an active player.

97.1 The Ticket–04/30/2013

Pitcher Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers Credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

“Why Is It Even An Issue?” Asks Tigers’ Phil Coke

A momentous day in the world of professional sports as the first openly gay player comes forward.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2013

Phil Coke (Photo: screen grab)

Phil Coke: Opening Day In Detroit Is Special

“I enjoy every game anyways, but there’s something different and special about it about it here in the city of Motown,” Coke said.

CBS Detroit–04/05/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 3: Trevor Plouffe #24 of the Minnesota Twins tags out Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers at third base as umpire Jim Joyce #66 looks on during the fifth inning of the game on April 3, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Twins Rally Past Tigers In 9th For 3-2 Win

Eduardo Escobar’s two-run double with one out in the ninth inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

97.1 The Ticket–04/03/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 1: Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the Opening Day game on April 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tigers Win, But The Bullpen Could Be A Problem

The Tiger’s first game of the 2013 season was encouraging.

97.1 The Ticket–04/02/2013

(Photo: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Tigers Fans Get Sweet Reception At Dunkin’ Donuts

“They’re the face of the city and they represent the citizens or the people of Detroit, so it’s very good to socialize with your neighbors,” he said.

CBS Detroit–01/25/2013

(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Phil Coke On Manti Te’o: ‘Have You Met (My Imaginary Friend) Steve?’

Of course, as players were interviewed at the Tigers caravan, we had to find out if any player had a reaction to the Manti Te’o hoax story — and pitcher Phil Coke was just the player to go to.

97.1 The Ticket–01/24/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with third base coach Gene Lamont #22 as Jackson scored on his solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning against the New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Tigers Agree On 2013 Contracts With Six Players

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to 2013 contracts with righthanded pitchers Doug Fister and Rick Porcello, lefthanded pitcher Phil Coke, catcher Alex Avila and outfielders Brennan Boesch and Austin Jackson.

97.1 The Ticket–01/18/2013

Starting pitcher Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers walks into the dugout after he was taken out of the game in the bottom of the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tigers Return To Detroit With Odds Stacked Against Them

The Tigers returned to Detroit early Friday morning and are now facing an uphill battle after losing the first two games of the World Series to the San Francisco Giants.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2012

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