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Chris Coghlan | Outfielder | #8

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 197
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2006 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Cubs and 2B/OF Chris Coghlan avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.8 million contract.
He sees his salary nearly double in his final year of arbitration. Coghlan had an underrated season in 2015, hitting .250/.341/.443 with 16 homers and 11 steals. Jan 15 - 4:53 PM

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Chris Coghlan is starting in right field for the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday.

That pushes Jorge Soler to the bench. The only other change to their lineup from Game 1 is Miguel Montero catching in place of David Ross. Here's how they'll line up against Noah Syndergaard and the Mets: Dexter Fowler CF, Kyle Schwarber LF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Starlin Castro 2B, Chris Coghlan RF, Miguel Montero C, Javier Baez SS, Jake Arrieta P.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 04:15:00 PM

Chris Coghlan is not in the Cubs starting lineup for Game 2 of the NLDS against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Coghlan drew a start in the first game, but manager Joe Maddon has opted to use Austin Jackson in left field against left-hander Jaime Garcia.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 12:56:00 PM

Chris Coghlan is starting in left field and batting sixth in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday.

Coghlan's presence in the lineup isn't a surprise, as he has eight hits in 17 career at-bats against Cardinals starter John Lackey. Kris Bryant is back at third base after starting in left field in the Wild Card Game, and David Ross is catching Jon Lester as usual.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 01:15:00 PM

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

Chris Denorfia is getting the call in left field on Saturday while the hot-hitting Starlin Castro gets another start at second base. Look for Coghlan to be back in there on Sunday.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Chris Coghlan had a big game in a losing effort against the Phillies on Sunday, finishing 4-for-5 with two triples and a solo home run.

Coghlan tripled with two outs in the first inning and came around to score on a Kris Bryant single. He added another triple in the third but was stranded. Both were very nearly home runs. Coghlan did finally register a home run in the fifth inning, a no-doubt line drive home run into the concourse level in right field at Citizens Bank Park. Facing right-handed pitching almost exclusively this season, the former Rookie of the Year is batting .255/.341/.455 with 16 home runs and 40 RBI.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 04:43:00 PM

Chris Coghlan is starting in right field and batting third in Monday's makeup game against the Indians.

Coghlan will play much more right field than second base going forward because Jorge Soler has an oblique strain. Coghlan, 30, owns a cool 250/.334/.448 batting line with 15 homers and 11 stolen bases in 117 games this year. Tommy La Stella is at second base on Monday.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 12:18:00 PM

Chris Coghlan blasted his 15th home run of the season on Friday afternoon, powering the Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the visiting Braves.

His first-inning shot off Shelby Miller got the Cubs on the board. He finished the day 1-for-3, raising his season slash to .254/.338/.456 to go along with 15 long balls, 35 RBI and 11 stolen bases. He has been a sneaky source of mixed league fantasy value all season, even more so now that he has gained second base eligibility.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 07:21:00 PM

Chris Coghlan blasted a pair of home runs and drove home four, powering the Cubs to a 6-5 victory over the cross-town rival White Sox on Friday.

Coghlan gave the Cubs an early 4-2 lead with a three-run blast off Jeff Samardzija in the third inning. He would later tag Samardzija again in the fifth inning, a solo shot that tied the game at 5-5. He has settled into the role as the team's everyday second baseman and has been hitting third in the Cubs lineup, providing a major boost to his fantasy value. With his two-hit effort on Friday, Coghlan is now hitting .247/.332/.427 with 13 homers and 29 RBI.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 07:46:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 11:39:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 11:59:00 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.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 07:42:00 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.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 10:45:00 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.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 05:30:00 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.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 10:43:00 PM