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Chris Coghlan | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 197
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Chris Coghlan hit his 11th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies.
Coghlan, making a pinch-hitting appearance, took Rockies reliever Gonzalez Germen deep in the seventh inning. He finished 1-for-2 with the solo shot. Coghlan is hitting .254/.345/.438 with 11 homers and nine steals as a regular in left field for the Cubs. Jul 28 - 11:39 PM

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Chris Coghlan is not in the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a routine day of rest for Coghlan against tough opposing left-hander Cole Hamels. Chris Denorfia will start in his place in left field and bat fifth for the Cubs on Saturday.
Jul 25 - 11:59 AM

Chris Coghlan had a monster day at the plate in a losing effort against the Phillies on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI.

Coghlan also drew a walk and swiped a pair of bases in the contest. He has been a very pleasant surprise in a near everyday role for the Cubs this season, slashing .257/.349/.435 with 10 home runs, 23 RBI and nine stolen bases.
Jul 24 - 7:42 PM

Chris Coghlan is not in the starting lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

Coghlan currently leads MLB with 145 consecutive games played, but that streak could come to an end Tuesday. Chris Denorfia will start in left field against southpaw Tyler Lyons.
Jul 7 - 10:45 AM

Chris Coghlan went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Coghlan scored on a wild pitch by Marlins starter Mat Latos in the first inning, then pushed the advantage to 2-0 with an RBI single in the eighth. The Cubs would win by that final score. While his numbers aren't eye-popping, he's shown frisky power and is a useful real-life baseball piece, if not a legitimate fantasy one. Coghlan's hitting .254/.355/.428 with eight homers, 19 RBI and 31 runs scored this season.
Jul 5 - 5:30 PM

Chris Coghlan went 2-for-5 and hit a three-run homer Wednesday versus the Tigers.

Coghlan has picked up the OBP of late, so it doesn't look like the Cubs will be replacing him in left field anytime soon. He's still showing the surprising power, too, with eight homers in 166 at-bats. He hit nine in 385 at-bats last year.
Jun 10 - 10:43 PM

Batting leadoff for the second time this season, Chris Coghlan struck out all three times he was up Wednesday before being removed for a pinch-hitter.

Manager Joe Maddon got in his head to drop Dexter Fowler into the cleanup spot tonight, putting Coghlan and his .290 OBP atop the order. Since it didn't work out, there's a good chance Coghlan will go right back to batting seventh on Friday.
May 27 - 11:14 PM

Chris Coughlan went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Coughlan's fifth inning shot off of Jeremy Hellickson drew the Cubs to within 4-3, but neither team would score the rest of the way, giving the Diamondbacks a sweep of the weekend series. The homer was Coughlan's seventh of the season and he's hitting .208/.283/.440. He'll give you the occasional home run, but he's sorely lacking in most other areas of play.
May 24 - 6:53 PM

Chris Coghlan drilled two solo home runs in four at-bats, but the Cubs were bested by the Padres on Tuesday.

Coghlan gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead with a third-inning solo home run off of James Shields. He gave the Cubs a fighting chance in the bottom of the ninth with another solo shot off of Craig Kimbrel to make it a 4-3 deficit. Coghlan now has six four-baggers on the year along with only nine RBI and a .205/.276/.429 batting line.
May 20 - 1:01 AM

Chris Coghlan is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

He's riding the pine with the Pirates throwing lefty Jeff Locke. Matt Szczur is handling left field.
May 15 - 10:39 AM

Chris Coghlan hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

The homer, off Noah Syndergaard, was Coghlan's fourth of the year. His last home run was April 24. Coghlan still owns a starting spot in the Cubs' outfield for the time being despite a .208/.276/.406 batting line on the year.
May 12 - 11:54 PM

Chris Coghlan is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.

He'll sit against left-hander Jeff Locke. Junior Lake will make his start of the season in left field and bat sixth.
Apr 28 - 3:33 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Kyle Schwarber
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Clayton Richard
7Tsuyoshi Wada
8Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Motte
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Rafael Soriano
8Neil Ramirez
9Travis Wood
10Zac Rosscup