From the Wire … Cubs Designate Casey Coleman for Assignment

The Cubs designated Casey Coleman for assignment on Wednesday to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Scott Feldman. With the addition of Scott Feldman, the Cubs roster officially stands at 40 players.

Casey Coleman was given multiple opportunities to prove himself as a big league pitcher. Coleman simply could not throw enough strikes in the majors and was unable to retire big league hitters. Coleman has a 1.68 WHIP in 165 innings in the majors with a 4.4 BB/9 … and a less than 2:1 strikeout to walk ratio (118 strikeouts, 83 walks).

If Coleman clears waivers, the Cubs can still assign him to Triple-A Iowa for rotation depth next season.

Casey Coleman’s Page on Baseball-Reference

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