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Todd Coffey

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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.[1] 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.[1]

Baseball career[]

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.[2] He made his major league debut on April 19, 2005, for the Reds[2], pitching 2 innings and giving up two runs against the Chicago Cubs.[3]

On September 9, 2008, Coffey was designated for assignment by the Reds[4] and claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers on September 12.[5] On December 8, 2008, Coffey agreed to a one-year deal with the Brewers, avoiding arbitration.[6]

On April 22, 2009, Coffey made an appearance as closer; he held the role until Trevor Hoffman returned from injury.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Milwaukee Brewers. Chat transcript: Todd Coffey. Retrieved on May 15, 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Baseball Cube. Todd Coffey - The Baseball Cube. Retrieved on May 15, 2009.
  3. Baseball-Reference. April 19, 2005 Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds Box Score and Play by Play. Retrieved on May 15, 2009.
  4. TSN. MLB - Todd Coffey. Retrieved on May 15, 2009.
  5. Baseball-Reference. 2008 Milwaukee Brewers Trades and Transactions. Retrieved on May 15, 2009.
  6. McCalvy, Adam. Brewers, Coffey reach one-year deal. Retrieved on May 15, 2009.
  7. McCalvy, Adam. Coffey closing, but cool with any role. Retrieved on May 15, 2009.

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