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Cubs add experienced lefty Phil Coke to bullpen
Cubs add experienced lefty Phil Coke to bullpen

MESA, Ariz. — The roles may change and so will the makeup of a deep Cubs bullpen. The lone question — the lack of an experienced left-hander — was addressed Thursday when the Cubs agreed to terms on a minor league contract with free agent Phil Coke. "It's not a big secret that we're seeking kind of a left-handed kind of specialist," said manager Joe Maddon, who wouldn't confirm Coke's deal. "It's nice to have that lefty that's able to get out the righty. And I've seen Phil Coke a lot in the past. He was able to get out righties and has a good breaking ball too." Coke, 32, has held left-handers to a .243 batting...

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