Casey Coleman (baseball)

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Casey Coleman
Casey Coleman on March 10, 2012.jpg
Coleman with the Chicago Cubs
Free agent
Born: (1987-07-03) July 3, 1987 (age 29)
Fort Myers, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 2, 2010, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 8–13
Earned run average 5.72
Strikeouts 123

Joseph Casey Coleman (born July 3, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, and Seattle Mariners.

Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  United States
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 2015 Toronto Team
2015 WBSC Premier12
Silver medal – second place 2015 Tokyo Team

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]


Chicago Cubs[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] He was recalled to minors after 2012 Season.

Kansas City Royals[edit]

Coleman signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals in April 2014.[5] On December 15, 2014, Coleman was designated for assignment.[6] He was outrighted to Triple-A on December 24.[7]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

Coleman signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners in December 2015. He opted out of his contract on July 2, 2016.

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

On July 8, Coleman signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.[8]


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.[9] He is also the first third-generation pitcher in Major League history.[10]

See also[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". Associated Press. December 15, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ Polishuk, Mark (December 24, 2014). "Minor Moves: Mijares, Bowden, Runzler". Retrieved December 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Rays' Casey Coleman: Rays sign Coleman". July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  9. ^ Cubs call Coleman, Diamond up from Iowa
  10. ^ Muskat, Carrie (August 3, 2010). "Cubs summon rookies Diamond, Coleman". Retrieved August 29, 2015. 

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