Phil Coke throws another inning in Toledo
It wasn’t nearly as long as his outing earlier in the week, with an eight-pitch eighth inning, Phil Coke made his second and possibly final rehab appearance for Triple-A Toledo Thursday night.
Coke actually faced four batters within his eight pitches, inducing back-to-back groundouts before Chris Herrmann sent a sharp ground ball through the middle and off second baseman Brandon Douglas’ glove for a two-out single. Coke followed with a quick third out from Chris Colabello.
Coke, who went on the 15-day disabled list last week with a left groin strain, is eligible to be activated on Saturday. If he feels OK on Friday, that could be the final clearance for his return.