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Chris Coghlan | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 197
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Chris Coghlan had two hits against the Brewers on Monday.
Coghlan finished the game 2-for-4. He hit the double, his 22nd of the year, off of Brewers' starter Jimmy Nelson. Coghlan's numbers are never going to be mind-blowing, but he's putting up a decent season for the Cubs, slashing .273/.344/.478 in what will be his best year since 2009. Sep 1 - 5:41 PM

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Chris Coghlan went 3-for-4 with two RBI in a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Coghlan had Cardinals starter John Lackey's number, recording hits in three of his first four at-bats. That included a two-run single in the Cubs' five-run second inning. The 29-year-old, who's enjoying a career revival with the Cubs, is hitting .273/.344/.438 in 100 games this year.
Aug 31 - 6:58 PM

Chris Coghlan was ejected from Thursday's game.

Coghlan took issue with a called third strike in the top of the fifth inning. He finished 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts as the Cubs' leadoff man.
Aug 28 - 2:31 PM

Chris Coghlan returned to the Cubs' lineup Tuesday.

Coghlan missed Monday's game with a sore toe, but he's fine. "Playing every day is a big part of it, and health," Coghlan said of his success in 2014. "I've always felt during my career that the two things were health and opportunity. So I thank the Lord that I've had both of those this year and things have played out."
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Aug 19 - 10:46 PM

Chris Coghlan is day-to-day with a sore toe.

Coghlan was held out of the Cubs' starting lineup for Monday's series finale against the Mets, but it's not a major issue. The 29-year-old outfielder has posted a surprising .277/.351/.458 batting line in 282 plate appearances this season for Chicago.
Aug 18 - 12:06 PM

Chris Coghlan had his fifth straight two-hit game Sunday, homering and scoring twice to lead the Cubs to a 7-3 win over the Dodgers.

Coghlan hit .376/.449/.600 in July and hasn't slowed down since the calendar turned to August. The outfielder doubled to lead off the game and scored the Cubs' first run, and he hit a two-run homer in the fifth off Dodgers starter Josh Beckett. Coghlan is hitting a healthy .292/.368/.475 with six home runs and five steals, and he's definitely in the mixed league conversation when he's going like this.
Aug 3 - 9:49 PM

Chris Coghlan went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

Coghlan has been an absolute force in July, going 20-for-46 (.435) with three homers, 12 RBI and 14 runs scored. Coghlan has also stolen two bases. Coghlan has had some good offensive seasons in the past, so this isn't completely unprecedented, and he's an intriguing mixed league option in deeper leagues in the second half.
Jul 13 - 8:00 PM

Chris Coghlan hit his second home run of the day in Tuesday's nightcap against the Reds.

Coghlan hit a homer in the first game of the doubleheader, and he took David Holmberg deep for a two-run shot in the second inning of the second game. In a nine-game hitting streak, the 29-year-old 14-for-31 (.452) with six RBI and 10 runs scored. The stretch has pulled his season line up to a passable .262/.336/.438.
Jul 9 - 12:12 AM

Chris Coghlan clubbed a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

Coghlan has now hit safely in eight straight games, pulling his batting average up from .202 to .254 in the process. Seven out of his last eight starts have been out of the leadoff spot, so he's an interesting short-term option in NL-only formats.
Jul 8 - 4:36 PM

Chris Coghlan went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a steal against the Reds on Monday.

Coghlan, suddenly looking like the Cubs' best option in the leadoff spot, has hit in seven straight to raise his average from .202 to .252. The four-hit game was the eighth of his career.
Jul 8 - 12:00 AM

Chris Coghlan went 1-for-3 and swiped his second base of the season in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

The veteran outfielder collected one of just three singles that the Cubs offense generated on the afternoon. He, like many of the other Cubs outfielders, has been scuffling at the plate, hitting a mere .211/.292/.347 on the season.
Jun 28 - 4:57 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of OF Chris Coghlan from Triple-A Iowa.

The 28-year-old former National League Rookie of the Year was hitting .243/.379/.314 with six RBI and six stolen bases in his first 24 games at Triple-A. He'll provide additional depth in the outfield while Ryan Sweeney is sidelined, but shouldn't be an option in fantasy leagues.
May 3 - 9:56 AM

Cubs reassigned OF Chris Coghlan to minor league camp.

Coghlan was beat out by Ryan Kalish for the final spot on the Cubs' outfield depth chart. The former National League Rookie of the Year will head to Triple-A Iowa.
Mar 27 - 1:21 PM

Cubs signed OF Chris Coghlan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Coghlan will receive an $800,000 salary if he makes the team and could earn and additional $250,000 if he reaches certain plate appearance thresholds. He can opt out of the deal if he's not in the majors by June 15. Now 28 years old, Coghlan owns an ugly .242/.307/.352 batting line since winning the National League Rookie of the Year Award in 2009. He could contribute as a reserve outfielder with Chicago.
Jan 15 - 1:48 PM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com believes that it's unlikely the Marlins bring back free agent outfielder Chris Coghlan.

The 28-year-old and former Rookie of the Year seems unlikely to take a minor league deal, and the Marlins appear to already have an excess of outfield options headed to spring training. The market hasn't been very demanding for Coghlan, so even if it's not with the Fish, he may have to settle for a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.
Source: MLB.com
Jan 11 - 8:36 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Logan Watkins
SS1Starlin Castro
2Chris Valaika
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Zach Rosscup
9Blake Parker