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Collin Cowgill | Outfielder | #5

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Collin Cowgill (rib) is back in the lineup for Saturday's Cactus League game against the Giants.
Cowgill is back after sitting out two weeks with tightness in his left rib cage. A non-roster invitee, Cowgill is hoping to crack the Opening Day roster as the Padres' fourth outfielder. Mar 25 - 5:34 PM

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Collin Cowgill was scratched from the Padres' lineup Saturday with tightness in his rib cage.

It's unclear how long this might keep Cowgill sidelined. The non-roster invitee is 3-for-17 so far at the plate this spring as he tries to win a bench job.
Mar 12 - 12:25 PM

Collin Cowgill went 1-for-3 with a two-run double in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks.

Cowgill came through with a two-run double in the fifth inning to boost the Padres to a 6-4 advantage. The Padres inked him to a minor league contract at the beginning of February. With a .234/.297/.329 triple-slash in the majors, there is no real fantasy upside of note here.
Mar 4 - 6:53 PM

Padres signed OF Collin Cowgill to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Cowgill made just 14 plate appearances at the major league level in 2016 -- all with the Indians -- and managed just one hit. The 30-year-old outfielder is a .234/.297/.329 career hitter at the major league level. He'll look to battle for an Opening Day roster spot in Padres camp this spring.
Feb 7 - 6:07 PM

Indians sent OF Collin Cowgill outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Cowgill cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and has accepted an outright. He'll remain in the organization.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 03:12:00 PM

Indians designated OF Collin Cowgill for assignment.

The moves clears a 40-man roster spot for the Indians' first wave of September callups. Cowgill went 1-for-12 (.083) with Cleveland back in April but had been stationed at Triple-A Columbus since.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 03:23:00 PM

Indians optioned OF Collin Cowgill to Triple-A Columbus.

The move clears a spot for Lonnie Chisenhall, who is ready to return from the disabled list. Cowgill was batting .083 (1-for-12) with seven strikeouts in nine games.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 02:03:00 PM

Collin Cowgill has cracked the Indians' roster.

Michael Brantley is recovering from shoulder surgery, Lonnie Chisenhall is on the disabled list with a forearm injury, and Abraham Almonte got popped this spring with a PED suspension. So there could be some starts available to Cowgill in Cleveland while all three of those outfielders work back. That doesn't necessarily make him fantasy relevant. Cowgill, 29, is a 236/.299/.334 career major league hitter.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 01:53:00 PM

Collin Cowgill and Joey Butler are the favorites to land Cleveland's last two outfield spots.

With Michael Brantley (labrum) likely out for the first month, the Indians will have to mix and match at outfield. Rajai Davis, Abraham Almonte and Lonnie Chisenhall are assured roster spots, but the rest of Cleveland's outfield is up for grabs. Cowgill has 308 games of big league experience while Butler saw a career-high 257 at-bats for Tampa Bay last season. Michael Choice, Robbie Grossman and Shane Robinson will also be at Indians camp.
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 08:58:00 PM

Indians and OF Collin Gowgill avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1 million contract.

The Indians acquired Cowgill from the Angels on Wednesday and immediately inked him to a $1 million contract, as he was eligible for arbitration. He hit .188/.233/.290 with a home run in 69 at-bats with the Angels during the 2015 campaign. A wrist injury forced him to miss much of the season. He'll provide outfield depth with the Tribe entering 2016.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 10:14:00 PM

Indians acquired OF Collin Cowgill from the Angels for cash considerations.

A wrist injury sidelined Cowgill from May through August, though he did manage a cup of coffee in September. The 29-year-old outfielder struggled in 69 at-bats with the Angels, hitting just .188/.233/.290 with a singular home run. He'll serve as bench depth for the Indians.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 09:18:00 PM

Angels activated OF Collin Cowgill from the 60-day disabled list.

Cowgill has been out since late May with a nagging wrist injury but got through a rehab assignment with no issues. He'll serve as outfield depth this month.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 06:42:00 PM

Collin Cowgill (wrist) has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire.

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register suspects that Cowgill, who's been out since late May, will be optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake once he's deemed fully healthy. The utility outfielder should be a September callup.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 04:13:00 PM

Collin Cowgill (wrist) took batting practice Tuesday.

It's the first time he's done so since being shut down with a nagging right wrist injury. While Cowgill appears to finally be making progress, he might not have a role with the Angels any longer.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Collin Cowgill (wrist) took soft-toss on Sunday.

He'll keep doing it for a few days before hopefully being cleared to take batting practice. Cowgill has been out since late May with a nagging right wrist ailment.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 02:19:00 PM

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