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Yankees acquire Phil Coke from the Atlantic League

Phil Coke

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Phil Coke throws against the Milwaukee Brewers during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)


The Yankees have acquired pitcher Phil Coke from the Atlantic League, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports. He’ll report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Coke, 33, was with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. He made one start, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts over four innings.

This will be Coke’s second stint with the Yankees. He was drafted by the club in the 26th round of the 2002 draft. In December 2009, the Yankees sent him with Austin Jackson to the Tigers as part of a three-way trade for Curtis Granderson that also included the Diamondbacks. (Max Scherzer was part of that deal!)

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