Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/24/14
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Phil Coke was kind of a rock star in Detroit after getting the final out of last year's ALCS versus the Yankees. Spiking his glove after getting Jayson Nix to fly out was one of the signature moments of the 2012 postseason and made Coke even more beloved among Tigers fans than he already was for his sense of humor and candor. (His Miguel Cabrera impersonation will live on forever.)   However, cult status only lasts so long when you can't get opposing hitters out. That's been a problem for the 31-year-old left-hander all year. As a result, the Tigers made what was one of the most overdue moves of this season after Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Twins. Coke was put out of his misery and sent down to Triple-A Toledo. "This is not punishment," Tigers manager Jim Leyland told reporters, including MLive's Chris Iott. "This guy, if you look at stuff for left-handed relievers, this guy throws 94, 95, good curveball and good changeup. It’s a matter of lo...
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