Casey Coleman (baseball)

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Casey Coleman
Casey Coleman on March 10, 2012.jpg
Coleman with the Chicago Cubs
Kansas City Royals
Pitcher
Born: (1987-07-03) July 3, 1987 (age 27)
Fort Myers, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 2, 2010 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 8–13
Earned run average 5.72
Strikeouts 123
Teams

Joseph Casey Coleman (born July 3, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Early life[edit]

Coleman was born in Fort Myers, Florida and graduated from Mariner High School in Cape Coral, Florida. He played college baseball at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) for the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles baseball team. At FGCU, Coleman was teammates with Chris Sale.[1]

Career[edit]

Coleman was drafted by the Cubs in the 15th round (461st overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] He was called up to the majors for the first time on August 2, 2010.[3] Coleman earned his first major league win on August 23, 2010 on a 9-1 victory against the Washington Nationals. He also recorded his first RBI in the same game.

In 2011, Coleman did not make the team out of Spring Training and was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. After injuries to starting pitchers Andrew Cashner and Randy Wells, he was recalled to Chicago and made his first start of the season on April 10 against the Milwaukee Brewers.

On May 28, 2011, Coleman was optioned to the Iowa Cubs, Chicago's Triple-A affiliate after Randy Wells was activated from the 15-day disabled list.[4]

Coleman signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals in April 2014.[5] On December 15, 2013, Coleman was designated for assignment.[6]

Personal[edit]

Both his father and grandfather were pitchers in the major leagues, making them the fourth family with three generations of major leaguers. His father Joe, played from 1965 to 1979, and his grandfather, also named Joe, played from 1942 to 1955.[7] He is also the first third-generation pitcher in Major League history.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Casey Coleman Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Casey Coleman". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Cubs to recall pitcher Casey Coleman
  4. ^ Campbell, Jordan (2011-05-27). "Casey Coleman Optioned to Iowa". Cubbies Crib. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  5. ^ "MLB: Ex-FGCU pitcher Casey Coleman sent to minors by Royals". Naples Daily News. May 27, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Royals sign right-hander Pino, designate Coleman". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 15, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ Cubs call Coleman, Diamond up from Iowa

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