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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 went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, and a solo home run as the Cubs topped the Reds in 10 innings on Monday.
Coghlan homered in the bottom of the sixth inning off of Mike Leake to bring the Cubs back to within 6-4 at the time. The former NL Rookie of the Year is off to a nice start this season, batting .375 (6-for-16) with a pair of solo home runs. Apr 13 - 11:29 PM

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Chris Coghlan (neck) said Friday that he will be ready for Opening Day on Sunday.

The veteran outfielder has been sidelined the past few days with a stiff neck, but it won't keep him out of action once the regular season kicks off. He's expected to serve as the team's primary left fielder against right handed pitching, at least until Kris Bryant arrives.
Apr 3 - 7:55 PM

Chris Coghlan (neck) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's Cactus League game.

Coghlan's out with a stiff neck. It had not previously been an issue this spring, though he was dealing with a leg injury in the middle of March. Assuming nothing serious, he should be ready for Opening Day.
Apr 1 - 12:29 PM

Chris Coghlan is considered day-to-day after fouling a ball off his leg in Friday's Cactus League contest.

Manager Joe Maddon indicated that he's merely dealing with a bruise and should be fine in a day or two. The former National League Rookie of the Year slashed .283/.352/.452 with nine homers and 41 RBI in 385 at-bats for the Cubs in 2014.
Mar 21 - 12:00 AM

Chris Coghlan went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run as the Cubs emerged victorious versus the Dodgers 7-5 on Wednesday.

Coghlan went yard for the first time this spring in the second inning against Brandon McCarthy, boosting the Cubs' lead to 5-0 at the time. Coghlan had his first productive campaign since 2009 last season, finishing with an .804 OPS with nine home runs and 41 RBI in 432 plate appearances.
Mar 18 - 7:08 PM

Cubs and OF Chris Coghlan avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.505 million contract.

Coghlan had a nice bounce-back season in 2014, batting .283/.352/.452 with nine homers across 432 plate appearances. He's currently set to open the 2015 campaign as the Cubs' starting left field against righties.
Jan 16 - 10:14 AM

Chris Coghlan doubled, hit a solo home run, and scored three runs as the Cubs handed the Brewers a loss on Friday.

Coghlan went yard in the first inning against Jimmy Nelson. He scored again in the third, and once more in the seventh as the Cubs enjoyed a two-run victory. The outfielder, who has faced mostly right-handed pitching, has quietly had a valuable year, hitting .286/.352/.458 with nine home runs and 40 RBI.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 11:51:00 PM

Chris Coghlan had a monster day Saturday against the Dodgers, capped with a go-ahead two-run homer in an eventual 8-7 victory.

The Cubs trailed 7-2 before scoring four runs in the seventh inning and two more on Coghlan's blast off Brian Wilson in the eighth. He finished the day 4-for-4 with two homers, a double, a walk, three RBI, and three runs scored. It was the third two-homer game of his career. Coghlan has been a nice surprise with the Cubs this season, batting .283/.349/.449 with eight home runs, 38 RBI, and six stolen bases over 118 games.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 06:00:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 05:41:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 06:58:00 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.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 02:31:00 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."
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:46:00 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.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 12:06:00 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.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 09:49:00 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.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 08:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Welington Castillo
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Arismendy Alcantara
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Travis Wood
6Tsuyoshi Wada
7Jacob Turner
8Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6Phil Coke
7Edwin Jackson
8Brian Schlitter
9Zac Rosscup
10Gonzalez Germen