Chris Coghlan RUMORS & NEWS

  • Coghlan: Rules change if star players get hurt

    San Francisco Chronicle "In terms of distance, Chris Coghlan was involved in one of the easier trades ever. “Unbelievable, he was there like 10 minutes after the trade, seemed like,” manager Bob Melvin said. “The great thing is, it was only a five-mile drive,” said Coghlan, who left the Cubs camp on the other side..." February 27

  • A’s acquire outfielder Chris Coghlan from Cubs

    Hardball Talk "Chris Coghlan turned his career around in Chicago during the past two seasons and now he’s headed to Oakland, with the Cubs trading the former Rookie of the Year winner to the A’s for right-hander Aaron Brooks. Coghlan was voted the NL’s top rookie for the Marlins in 2009, but then had four..." February 25

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  • Cubs' Chris Coghlan on reduced PT -- 'I don't try to read into it'

    ESPN Chicago "While Chicago Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan wonders about his role in the upcoming wild-card playoff game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, manager Joe Maddon didn't deny rookie Kyle Schwarber could be in right field when the teams face off on Wednesday night. Schwarber started in right for the..." October 03

  • No Chase Utley, but Cubs hope Chris Coghlan could become their Ben Zobrist

    CSN Chicago "Chase Utley wanted to go back to California and used his no-trade rights as leverage to join the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs tried to make a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies for a six-time All-Star second baseman and a 2008 World Series champion. But the ball had been in Utley’s court for..." August 20

  • Cubs, Chris Coghlan, Welington Castillo agree to contracts

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Cubs trimmed their list of unsigned arbitration eligible players to four after agreeing to terms on a one-year, $2.505 million contract with outfielder Chris Coghlan and a one-year, $2.1 million contract with catcher Welington Castillo. Coghlan, 29, the 2009 National League rookie..." January 16

  • Former Miami Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan signs with Cubs

    Miami Herald "Chris Coghlan’s up-and-down odyssey with the Miami Marlins is over. Coghlan has signed a minor-league contract with the Chicago Cubs, according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman. The deal will pay him $800,000 if he makes the majors and an additional $250,000 in incentives based on plate..." January 16

  • Marlins' OF Coghlan will be 'out a while'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan will be "out a while" after an MRI revealed a lower back strain, manager Mike Redmond said Tuesday. It will be at least 15 days, he noted. "I feel terrible for him because he was patient, he didn't get a ton of chances early and made the most of his playing..." June 13

  • Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan comfortable again

    Miami Herald "Four years after winning the National League Rookie of the Year award and three since blowing out his knee in a shaving cream pie celebration, Chris Coghlan is starting to perk up at the plate. “I had to work my way back, there’s no doubt,” said Coghlan, who is enjoying his first .300-or-..." May 27

  • Chris Coghlan, Chris Valaika make Miami Marlins roster

    Miami Herald "It has been a long spring in the making. Marlins president of baseball operations, Larry Beinfest, addressed the media Thursday to offer a clearer picture of what the 2013 club will look like. Infielder Wilson Valdez and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez were told they would not be breaking camp..." March 29

  • Miami Marlins’ Chris Coghlan showing flashes of 2009 form

    Palm Beach Post "After two frustrating seasons, outfielder Chris Coghlan arrived in camp last month wondering if his tenure with the Marlins was coming to an end. “I think everybody can read between the lines where things were headed,’’ he said Wednesday before Miami’s 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. “You..." March 28

  • Polanco still out, Silverio sprains elbow, Coghlan in center field mix

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Miami Marlins third baseman Placido Polanco was scratched from Wednesday’s lineup against the Cardinals. Polanco last weekend sat out due to back spasms, but he anticipated being ready by Wednesday. He felt fine hitting. The problem was throwing. “It might be more like an oblique,” said..." March 07

  • From Dominican to Denver, Coghlan has intense offseason

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Chris Coghlan went to the Dominican last offseason to play second base. His 39 games there mostly were about reacquainting himself with his old spot. He also used the time to employ new hitting mechanics. The Marlins still consider Coghlan an outfielder. To date, he has not worked formally or..." March 03

  • Miami Marlins' Chris Coghlan unfazed about roster

    Miami Herald "Chris Coghlan, a man of major-league accomplishment and religious faith, promises he isn't sweating the final roster cuts he knows are coming soon. "That stuff is inevitable. That's the nature of the game," said Coghlan, the 2009 National League Rookie of the Year who finds himself battling for..." March 28

  • Marlins' Coghlan having 'humbling' spring as he battles for job

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan boiled down his experience this spring to one word: "Humbling." The 2009 National League Rookie of the Year is fighting for a roster spot as a reserve outfielder as spring training winds down. "It is a cut-throat business and when you are injured and been..." March 26

  • Marlins' Chris Coghlan fighting for a job in up-and-down career

    Miami Herald "For Chris Coghlan, it all started July 25, 2010. That's the day he celebrated Wes Helms' game-winning hit by making a shaving cream pie and smearing it in his teammate's face. It is a common practice, an otherwise harmless gesture done for fun. Only for Coghlan, it turned out to be no..." February 29

  • Marlins' Chris Coghlan feeling normal again after second knee surgery

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It's a hackneyed phrase. Seldom do players speak of trades or demotions or contract issues without uttering it. Baseball is a business. Chris Coghlan applied it to his situation while reflecting on his journey from 2009 National League Rookie of the Year to 2012 comeback trail outfielder in..." February 29

  • Marlins' Chris Coghlan lands on DL

    Palm Beach Post "There's a reason Chris Coghlan hasn't played a game yet since being optioned Class AAA New Orleans. Coghlan has a new injury and has been put on the disabled list, according to ESPN. Coghlan was optioned to New Orleans on Friday after batting .230 in 65 games for the Marlins." June 20

  • Florida Marlins center fielder Chris Coghlan demoted to Class AAA to work on swing

    Palm Beach Post "Chris Coghlan's production has fallen dramatically as he's dealt with knee and shoulder injuries since winning Rookie of the Year in 2009. On Friday, the Marlins decided Coghlan's problems were too severe to fix in the big leagues and optioned the center fielder to Class AAA New..." June 18

  • Marlins' Coghlan to miss homecoming after demotion

    Tampa Tribune "If any of Chris Coghlan's friends or family were planning to come to see the Marlins OF play against the Rays this weekend they can cancel those plans. Coghlan, an East Lake High graduate, Tarpon Springs resident and 2009 NL rookie of the year, was sent down to the Marlins Triple-A affiliate..." June 18

  • Coghlan's homecoming ruined as he is demoted to minors

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Used to be when the Marlins came to Tropicana Field it was a big deal for the Coghlan clan, who would come out to cheer on centerfielder Chris Coghlan, who grew up in Tarpon Springs, just a short drive north of St. Petersburg. So there was a bit of shock reverberating around The Tropic Friday..." June 18

  • Florida Marlins demote Chris Coghlan to Triple-A

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan looked forward to the road trips against the Rays since it was a trip home for him. Coghlan's relatives and friends would sit in the same section at Tropicana Field to cheer on Coghlan, who grew up just north of St. Petersburg in Tarpon Springs. But..." June 18

  • Marlins' Coghlan: Any series vs. Phillies is 'must win'

    Miami Herald "Chris Coghlan said Monday that regardless of when the Marlins play the Phillies, every series is "must win." "I feel like any time you play Philly you have to beat them two out of three, otherwise it's a failure," Coghlan said. "I feel that way with everybody. But when you face guys in your own..." June 14

  • Struggling Coghlan loses leadoff spot in lineup

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "When Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez returns to the lineup Tuesday following his stint on the 15-day disabled list, manager Edwin Rodriguez plans to have him to the leadoff spot in the lineup. Rodriguez shifted the lineup a day early, dropping Chris Coghlan, who hit leadoff in 57 games, to..." June 14

  • Rodriguez committed to Coghlan in leadoff spot

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Leadoff man Chris Coghlan's uneven season continued with a two-hit game in Wednesday's series finale in Arizona. Before that he was 0-for-11. Before that he had a three-hit game. The left-handed hitting Coghlan went 9-for-39 (.231) on the road trip and is batting .237 with a .301 on-base..." June 03

  • Cousins-Posey play brings back bad memories for Coghlan

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Scott Cousins already had received plenty of reassuring comments from his teammates. On the short flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles Thursday, he sat next to someone that could commiserate better than most. Chris Coghlan as a rookie in 2009 ended an opponent's season with a slide. Almost..." May 28

  • Could the next shakeup in the Marlins lineup involve Chris Coghlan?

    Miami Herald "For 40 games this season it felt like the Marlins were living a charmed life -- 13 come-from-behind wins, 12 one-run wins and a 24-16, franchise-best matching start. After back-to-back losses at home against the lowly Cubs (to starting pitchers with ERAs well above 7.00), the charm may be..." May 20

  • Infante, Coghlan both in lineup Sunday

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said he feared the worst when he saw second baseman Omar Infante grab the hamstring on the back of his right leg when leaving the batter's box in the fifth inning of Saturday's game. "Right off the bat that is two or three weeks at least, and we don't need that..." May 02

  • Chris Coghlan out of lineup, could battle shoulder injury all season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan was out of the lineup Friday, two days after taking himself out of a game due to pain in his right shoulder. And it appears the shoulder strain is something that Coghlan could be dealing with all season long. "I have never dealt with this," Coghlan said...." April 30

  • Chris Coghlan's shoulder raising concers for Marlins

    Miami Herald "An outfield that is already missing Logan Morrison because of injury is now faced with another major concern: Chris Coghlan. Coghlan left Wednesday's game after going to manager Edwin Rodriguez and telling him that his (right) throwing shoulder was too sore to continue. "He was playing with..." April 28

  • Coghlan's Catches

    Miami Herald "Quick show of hands. How many of you questioned the decision to move Chris Coghlan to center field? Be honest. I'll even put my hand up first. Now, after watching him play out there for a couple of weeks, what's your opinion? Coghlan added another spectacular catch to his highlight reel..." April 16

  • Florida Marlins' Coghlan racking up highlight-reel grabs

    Miami Herald "Chris Coghlan has quieted skeptics with several spectacular catches during his first week on the job in center field. He has already made a diving catch on a sinking liner, a leaping grab on a ball hit over his head, and in the 11th inning Thursday, held on to the ball despite crashing into the..." April 09

  • Coghlan's bat bears watching as well as center fielder's glove

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "All the questions surrounding Chris Coghlan last offseason heading into spring training were about transitioning to center. Rightly so, considering Coghlan is coming off knee surgery and hasn't played the position since AAU ball. Perhaps of lesser concern, but at issue nonetheless is what the..." March 02