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Chris Coghlan | Second Baseman | #3

Team: Oakland Athletics
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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Chris Coghlan was hit by a pitch in the first inning and later launched a three-run homer against the Blue Jays in Friday night's victory.
Coghlan now has three homers in just 14 games, and although he hasn't been hitting for average, he's showing the kind of power that helped him hit 16 long balls a year ago for the Cubs. If the veteran outfielder continues to get consistent playing time, he could be a sneaky source of double-digit homers, which is attractive in deep mixed leagues and, of course, AL-only leagues. Apr 22 - 10:48 PM

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Chris Coghlan is starting at third base and batting second in Friday's game versus the Blue Jays.

Coghlan should serve as the A's regular third baseman while Danny Valencia (hamstring) is on the shelf. He had already been playing quite a bit at a variety of positions and has picked it up offensively of late with four hits -- including a homer -- in his last 13 at-bats.
Apr 22 - 2:37 PM

Chris Coghlan went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead homer off Steve Cishek in the top of the ninth to lead the A's to a 3-2 win over the Mariners on Friday.

Coghlan also singled in a run earlier in the game. He's quickly putting himself in position to play against most righties, perhaps at Billy Butler's expense. Maybe he'll see more time at second, too, given that Jed Lowrie is looking awfully shaky defensively so far.
Apr 9 - 1:35 AM

Chris Coghlan is starting at second base for the A's on Thursday against the White Sox.

Coghlan mostly served as an outfielder in Chicago, but he'll play all around the diamond this year with Oakland. He's batting sixth against White Sox right-hander Mat Latos. Jed Lowrie will DH and bat second.
Apr 7 - 12:17 PM

Chris Coghlan smacked a two-run homer against the Giants on Monday.

Making the start at second base, Coghlan also had a walk on the day. The 30-year-old had a sneaky-good season with the Cubs in 2015 and could wind up playing a lot for the A's in 2016, as he's behind an injury-prone Jed Lowrie at second base and also backing up a few injury-prone outfielders.
Mar 21 - 6:48 PM

Chris Coghlan finished 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the A's loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.

He spent a little time in left field and a little time in right in the afternoon defeat. Coghlan was acquired from the Cubs late last month for right-hander Aaron Brooks. He had a strong showing with Chicago in 2015, slashing .250/.341/.443 with 16 home runs and 11 stolen bases in 148 games, but Oakland tends to sap fantasy value from hitters. And he doesn't exactly have a defined role.
Mar 8 - 6:51 PM

Athletics acquired INF/OF Chris Coghlan from the Cubs for RHP Aaron Brooks.

Coghlan had a nice 2015 with the Cubs, slashing .250/.341/.443 with 16 homers and 11 stolen bases in 148 games, but he was going to be buried this year on a roster loaded with young position player talent. The versatile 30-year-old has a much better shot at playing time in Oakland and could take on fantasy value in deep mixed leagues if he falls into a starting job. Coghlan is owed $4.8 million this year. He can become a free agent next winter.
Feb 25 - 12:11 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Max Muncy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Chris Coghlan
3Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Coco Crisp
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Felix Doubront
6Henderson Alvarez
7Sean Manaea
8Jesse Hahn
9Zach Neal
Relief Pitcher
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Andrew Triggs
9Daniel Coulombe
10R.J. Alvarez
11Jarrod Parker