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Chris Coghlan | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 197
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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 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.
Jan 11 - 8:36 AM

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Wednesday that the team is trying to re-sign Chris Coghlan.

Coghlan was non-tendered by the Marlins earlier this week, but the club hasn't ruled out bringing him back at a lesser rate. The 28-year-old has been a big disappointment since winning the Rookie of the Year in 2009, including a .256/.318/.354 batting line over 70 games this past season.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 03:50:00 PM

Marlins non-tendered OF Chris Coghlan.

The former Rookie of the Year has put up a .242/.307/.352 batting line in four seasons since winning the award and has had trouble staying healthy. He might have to settle for a minor league deal this winter.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 12:20:00 AM

Chris Coghlan went 4-for-4 from the leadoff spot for the Marlins on Monday.

Coghlan's audition at third base might be over -- he's made his last two starts in right field in Giancarlo Stanton's place -- but it looks like he'll be in the lineup somewhere the rest of the way. That gives him some value in NL-only leagues. Of course, tonight's 4-for-4 came with no runs scored, RBI or steals.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 10:30:00 PM

Marlins activated OF Chris Coghlan from the 15-day disabled list.

Coghlan has been sidelined since early June due to calf inflammation and nerve irritation in his back. The former NL Rookie of the Year played nearly exclusively at third base during his minor league rehab assignment, and could get work at multiple positions with the Marlins. He's worth a look in most NL-only formats.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 07:19:00 AM

Chris Coghlan (back) will play third base when he begins a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter Wednesday.

Coghlan hasn't played the position regularly since 2009 in the minors, but the Marlins have more of a need there than in the outfield. "We'll start his progression and see how he does," manager Mike Redmond said. "We talked about it as an organization and tried to figure out not only where he would fit, but where he could get the playing time." The Fish are hoping to get Coghlan back around September 1.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 09:48:00 PM

Chris Coghlan (back) has been cleared to resume baseball activities.

While that's good news, Marlins manager Mike Redmond said that it will likely still be a while before Coghlan is cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment. The 28-year-old has been sidelined for over a month with nerve irritation in his back and calf inflammation.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 06:15:00 PM

Chris Coghlan has been instructed to continue resting his ailing back after visiting with a specialist on Sunday.

It's good news, as there had been a possibility that he could require surgery. However, there remains no timetable for Coghlan's return.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 09:00:00 PM

Chris Coghlan will be examined this Sunday in Texas by spine and back specialist Dr. Drew Dossett.

An MRI taken Tuesday on Coghlan's back revealed a pretty significant strain and the Marlins want to take the correct course of action with his rehab. Coghlan has been on the disabled list since June 9 and is expected to be on the shelf for at least a few more weeks.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 10:21:00 AM

An MRI taken Tuesday morning on Chris Coghlan's injured lower back showed a strain.

Marlins manager Mike Redmond told reporters that Coghlan is going to be out for "a while." Coghlan was placed on the 15-day disabled list this past weekend.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 04:23:00 PM

Marlins placed OF Chris Coghlan on the 15-day disabled list with right calf irritation.

Coghlan returned to the lineup on Saturday after missing a few days with the injury, but he wound up having to leave the game early. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined. Logan Morrison has taken his spot on the roster.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Chris Coghlan was 0-for-3 but had a sacrifice fly in his return to action Saturday.

Coghlan missed some time with a sore left calf, but he's expected to be fine. The outfielder has cooled off over the last couple games after being red-hot for a few weeks.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 08:25:00 AM

Chris Coghlan missed Wednesday's game due to left calf soreness.

Coghlan has been playing regularly in center field the last two weeks. The Marlins expect him to return to the lineup Friday against the Mets.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 02:40:00 PM

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2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Darwin Barney
2Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Mike Olt
2Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
CF1Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
3Ryan Kalish
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S1Jeff Samardzija
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Jake Arrieta
5Jason Hammel
6Carlos Villanueva
7James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
R1Jose Veras
2Pedro Strop
3James Russell
4Wesley Wright
5Hector Rondon
6Kyuji Fujikawa
7Justin Grimm
8Blake Parker