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Collin Cowgill | Outfielder | #7

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (0) / ARZ
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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. Apr 20 - 2:03 PM

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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.
Mar 28 - 1:53 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.
Feb 13 - 8:58 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

Collin Cowgill (wrist) took dry swings on Tuesday.

He's expected to hit off a tee on Wednesday. Cowgill has gone through many starts and stops in his rehab from a right wrist injury, so the Angels will take it slowly with him.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 09:20:00 PM

Collin Cowgill (wrist) is currently shut down from baseball activity.

Cowgill has been unable to get over the hump with his ailing right wrist, so he'll be given some extended rest in hopes that it will allow the injury to heal. The outfielder was moved to the 60-day disabled list recently and won't be eligible to return for a few weeks, but it's sounding like he won't be ready at that point, anyway.
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 11:55:00 AM

Angels transferred OF Collin Cowgill from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Cory Rasmus. Cowgill is making progress from a sprained joint in his right wrist but now can't be activated until late July.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 03:34:00 PM

Collin Cowgill (wrist) will resume hitting on Wednesday.

He'll have to start his hitting progression from the beginning after having a setback earlier this month. Cowgill won't return before the end of June.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 08:06:00 PM

Collin Cowgill has been given a cortisone shot in his ailing right wrist.

An exam on Monday confirmed that Cowgill is dealing with a sprained joint in his wrist, and the Angels are hoping the shot speeds along the healing process. He'll be re-evaluated in a week.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 07:49:00 PM

Collin Cowgill was examined by a specialist Monday who confirmed the diagnosis of a sprained right wrist.

Cowgill hasn't played since May 25 and recently hit a plateau in his recovery. However, there's no new injury here. The timetable for his return remains in question.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 02:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
3Michael Martinez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Joba Chamberlain
8Austin Adams
9Ryan Merritt