Todd Coffey

A photo of Todd Coffey.

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 careerEdit

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]


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