Justin Todd Coffey (born September 9, 1980, in Forest City, North Carolina) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers He is best known for his full-speed sprints from the bullpen to the mound when he is brought into games. As a result, the Brewers have introduced a "Coffey Time!" graphic on the scoreboard that keeps track of Coffey's time to sprint from the bullpen to the pitcher's mound after getting called out to pitch.
Coffey was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 41st round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft out of Chase High School in Forest City, NC. He made his major league debut on April 19, 2005, for the Reds, pitching 2 innings and giving up two runs against the Chicago Cubs.
On September 9, 2008, Coffey was designated for assignment by the Reds and claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers on September 12. On December 8, 2008, Coffey agreed to a one-year deal with the Brewers, avoiding arbitration.
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- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Baseball Cube. Todd Coffey - The Baseball Cube. Retrieved on May 15, 2009.
- ↑ Baseball-Reference. April 19, 2005 Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds Box Score and Play by Play. Retrieved on May 15, 2009.
- ↑ TSN. MLB - Todd Coffey. Retrieved on May 15, 2009.
- ↑ Baseball-Reference. 2008 Milwaukee Brewers Trades and Transactions. Retrieved on May 15, 2009.
- ↑ McCalvy, Adam. Brewers, Coffey reach one-year deal. Retrieved on May 15, 2009.
- ↑ McCalvy, Adam. Coffey closing, but cool with any role. Retrieved on May 15, 2009.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube