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Chris Coghlan | Third Baseman | #7

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 197
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2006 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Blue Jays released INF/OF Chris Coghlan.
Coghlan was designated for assignment by the Jays on Saturday and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 32-year-old utilityman batted just .200/.299/.267 in 36 games this season for Toronto, but he should draw some interest on the open market because of his versatility. Tue, Aug 15, 2017 05:19:00 PM

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Blue Jays designated INF/OF Chris Coghlan for assignment.

Coghlan has been out since mid-June with a left wrist contusion. Given his versatility, he could generate some interest on waivers.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 11:07:00 AM

Chris Coghlan went 4-for-8 with two doubles in the first three games of his rehab assignment with Single-A Dunedin.

Coghlan has been on the disabled list since June 16 with a left wrist contusion. The Jays could activate him next week and send down Rob Refsnyder, who has showed little since his acquisition from the Yankees.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 10:40:00 AM

Blue Jays placed INF/OF Chris Coghlan on the 10-day disabled list with a left wrist contusion.

Steve Pearce was activated off the DL in a corresponding 25-man roster move. There is no timetable for Coghlan, though this doesn't sound like a serious injury. He has batted just .200/.299/.267 in 33 games this season for Toronto.
Fri, Jun 16, 2017 03:46:00 PM

Chris Coghlan (back) started Wednesday's game against the Reds but was pinch-hit for in the seventh inning.

Coghlan continues to battle lower back spasms. He finished 0-for-1 with a walk and a strikeout on Wednesday and is hitting just .221/.316/.294 with one home run and five RBI in 32 total games this year.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 08:50:00 AM

Chris Coghlan (back) remains out of the Blue Jays' lineup on Tuesday night.

But he told reporters that he's feeling better and it's likely that he will be available off the bench versus the visiting Reds. Coghlan was a late scratch Monday due to lower back spasms.
Tue, May 30, 2017 04:44:00 PM

Chris Coghlan was scratched from Monday's lineup due to lower back spasms.

Consider him day-to-day. Ezequiel Carrera took Coghlan's spot in left field.
Mon, May 29, 2017 07:45:00 PM

Chris Coghlan went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Coghlan hadn't had a hit since May 2, a span of 16 at-bats, when he doubled off Braves starter Julio Teheran in the first inning. He was getting the start at second base in place of Devon Travis. The veteran utility man has mostly played third base for the Jays this year in Josh Donaldson's absence, but with Donaldson slowly but surely approaching a return Coghlan will be relegated to a bench role once again. He's hitting just .200/.286/.291 on the year.
Thu, May 18, 2017 11:38:00 PM

Chris Coghlan is making his Blue Jays debut on Saturday, starting at third base and batting seventh against the Orioles.

Coghlan is up to provide versatility while Josh Donaldson is on the disabled list and should draw quite a few starts against right-handed pitching. He's worth a flier in AL-only formats until Donaldson returns.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of second baseman-outfielder Chris Coghlan from Triple-A Buffalo.

Coghlan was hitting .217/.357/.304 in seven games for Buffalo. The Jays have yet to get anything from their left fielders, so Coghlan likely will see some starts at the position against righties, giving him some AL-only value. Steve Pearce's value could take a hit.
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 05:39:00 PM

Blue Jays signed OF Chris Coghlan to a minor league contract.

Coghlan had been expected to make the Phillies' Opening Day roster but wound up being one of their final cuts instead. He'll open the season as depth at Triple-A Buffalo for the Jays.
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 12:23:00 PM

Phillies released OF Chris Coghlan.

Coghlan appeared to have a leg up for a bench spot, so this move comes as a surprise. With Coghlan out of the picture, the final two bench spots figure to come down to Jesmuel Valentin, Daniel Nava, and Brock Stassi.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Chris Coghlan went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts in Wednesday's Grapefruit League date with the Yankees.

With Yankees starter Michael Pineda hurling five perfect inning, Coghlan was not alone in his Wednesday struggles. The veteran bat signed with the Phillies at the beginning of February. He can play both on the infield and outfield and (assuming he can crack the Opening Day roster) figures to bring an experienced bench presence to his new team.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 09:04:00 PM

Phillies signed OF/INF Chris Coghlan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Coghlan got off to a miserable start with the Athletics last season before finishing strong (.779 OPS in 128 plate appearances) after making his return to the Cubs. The 31-year-old should have a decent chance to make the Opening Day roster as depth between the outfield and infield.
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 06:55:00 PM

Chris Coghlan (ankle) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his return to the Cubs starting lineup on Friday.

Coghlan sustained a mild left ankle sprain on Wednesday against the Pirates. The issue appears to have been minor though and shouldn't limit him heading into the postseason.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 08:25:00 AM

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