Caleb Cotham

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Caleb Cotham
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Cotham with the Reds in 2016
Cincinnati Reds – No. 65
Pitcher / Coach
Born: (1987-11-06) November 6, 1987 (age 31)
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 29, 2015, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
May 28, 2016, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Win–loss record1–3
Earned run average7.15

As Coach

Caleb Kent Cotham (born November 6, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher and coach. He is the assistant pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). Cotham played for the New York Yankees in 2015 and the Reds in 2016.

Early life[edit]

Cotham attended Mount Juliet High School in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. He graduated in 2006.[1] Cotham then enrolled at Vanderbilt University, where he played college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores.[2]

Professional career[edit]

New York Yankees[edit]

Cotham pitching for the Yankees in 2015

The New York Yankees selected Cotham in the fifth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.[3] He became a relief pitcher in 2015, recording a 2.21 earned run average in 57 innings pitched in the minor leagues.[4]

The Yankees promoted Cotham to the majors for the first time on July 29, 2015.[5] On the same day he made his Major League debut with the Yankees, pitching one and two third innings, giving up two hits, and striking out four.[6]

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

On December 28, 2015, the Yankees traded Cotham, Eric Jagielo, Rookie Davis, and Tony Renda to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Aroldis Chapman.[7] He made the Reds' Opening Day roster in 2016.[8] He underwent season-ending knee surgery in August,[9] finishing the 2016 season with an 0–3 win-loss record and a 7.40 earned run average. The Reds outrighted Cotham from their 40-man roster after the season.[10] He opted to become a free agent.

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On February 28, 2017, Cotham signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners.[11] On March 10, 2017, Cotham announced his retirement via his Twitter account.

Coaching career[edit]

The Reds hired Cotham as their assistant pitching coach before the 2019 season. He will work with Derek Johnson, his pitching coach at Vanderbilt.[12]


  1. ^ "Mt. Juliet's Caleb Cotham sent down after Yankees debut". 2015-07-30. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  2. ^ Embracing the switch to relief
  3. ^ MJ's Cotham signs with Yankees
  4. ^ "Caleb Cotham succeeding with curveball, thirst for knowledge". 2016-04-28. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  5. ^ Yankees cut Chris Capuano, call up reliever Caleb Cotham
  6. ^ Yankees Designate Chris Capuano For Assignment, Call Up Caleb Cotham
  7. ^ Brown, David (December 28, 2015). "Yankees acquire closer Aroldis Chapman in trade with Reds". CBS Sports. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  8. ^ "Cincinnati Reds pitching notes: Dan Straily in majors, Steve Delabar in Triple-A". 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  9. ^ "Notes: Caleb Cotham to have knee surgery". 2016-07-30. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  10. ^ "Reds outright 3 from roster; Abel De Los Santos claimed by Angels". 2016-10-28. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  11. ^ Jeff Todd (2017-02-28). "Minor MLB Transactions: 2/28/17". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  12. ^ Published 7:05 p.m. ET Jan. 3, 2019. "Reds name Caleb Cotham as their assistant pitching coach". Retrieved 2019-01-05.

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