Tigers sign eight players
By Sports Network
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with reliever Phil Coke and seven other players Monday on contracts for the 2011 season.
Coke, 28, was a big piece of the Tigers' bullpen last season, when he appeared in 74 games, though one of them was a start. The left-hander posted a 7-5 record, a 3.76 earned run average, and two saves in 64 2/3 innings.
Detroit also agreed to terms with pitchers Lester Oliveros, Jose Ortega, Brayan Villarreal, Duane Below, and Charlie Furbush; first baseman/outfielder Ryan Strieby; and infielder Audy Ciriaco.
The Tigers have 25 players on the club's 40-man roster under contract for the 2011 season.