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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:41:44 -0700
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said OFs Chris Coghlan and Justin Ruggiano will platoon in center field until someone steps up and takes over the job full-time.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:04:00 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Chris Coghlan entered the final day of camp hitting .311 with a home run and 17 RBIs in 19 spring games. "He has been great," manager Mike Redmond said. "He is making the most of his opportunity. (Tuesday) it was just kind of a topper for him to get that pinch-hit home run. A nice swing off the bench." OF Gorkys Hernandez is competing with Coghlan for a roster spot, but the team may be trying to trade Hernandez. Coghlan has one minor league option left and Hernandez is out of options.
Fantasy Tip: Keep an eye on how this situation shakes out. Whoever wins the roster spot is worth a look in deep NL-only leagues.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:10:37 -0700
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said he may choose to go with a platoon in center field to start the year. OF Christian Yelich may be Redmond's top choice, but he's expected to start the season at Double-A Jacksonville. Yelich is hitting .381 this spring and leads the team with five home runs and 13 RBIs. "I play him all the time. I love him. Like I said, he's had a great spring. He's done everything we've asked of him. But at the end of the day, he's never had an at-bat above A ball, and we have to make sure we're doing the right thing for him and the organization," Redmond said. OFs Chris Coghlan, Gorkys Hernandez and Justin Ruggiano (back) are the realistic candidates. Ruggiano is 1-for-11 after returning from a back injury and doesn't look 100 percent healthy. Coghlan has a minor league option left, but he appears to deserve a spot the most. The team will not move OF Juan Pierre from left field to center.
Fantasy Tip: Ruggiano is in line for regression after a very fortunate hit rate last season as he emerged out of nowhere. He's somewhat intriguing, but mainly only for his power. Coghlan and Hernandez only stand out in NL-only leagues, and their luster is lessened with platoon possibilities. Yelich will probably see major league at-bats later in the season.
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:39:43 -0800
The Miami Marlins' center field job is wide open, with OFs Justin Ruggiano (back) and Chris Coghlan competing for the spot. Ruggiano is hoping to make his spring debut Saturday, March 9, after being bothered by a tight lower back. Coghlan is 6-for-20 (.300) with a double and two RBIs in his seven spring games. "We're going to run him out in center. We haven't had anybody stand out yet, so there's still an opportunity for somebody to take that job. Right now, he's swinging the bat and doing everything he can possibly do," manager Mike Redmond said of Coghlan. OFs Gorkys Hernandez, Bryan Petersen and Kevin Mattison are secondary options. Hernandez is out of minor league options, however, and Coghlan has one option left. OFs Jake Marisnick and Christian Yelich will open with Double-A Jacksonville.
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 23:32:11 -0800
Miami Marlins OF Gorkys Hernandez started in the outfield Saturday, Feb. 23, in place of OF Justin Ruggiano (back). Marlins manager Mike Redmond said there are other options in case Ruggiano is out for a while. "Bryan Petersen, Chris Coghlan, those guys can also go in there," Redmond said. "We'll mix guys in, Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick. I'm going to get them in some games, too. I'd like to see them play. We got some other guys: Kevin Mattison. We'll try to mix guys in and out as much as we possibly can and see how it all shakes out."
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:43:48 -0800
The Boston Red Sox had talks about a three-team deal that would acquire Miami Marlins OF Chris Coghlan before they signed 1B Lyle Overbay.
Sat, 29 Dec 2012 08:51:10 -0800
Miami Marlins OF Chris Coghlan is expected to receive some time at center field during spring training.
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:01:29 -0700
The Miami Marlins optioned OF Chris Coghlan to the minors Wednesday, June 13. INF Donnie Murphy also cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors.
Sat, 26 May 2012 13:07:05 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Chris Coghlan went 1-for-3 with one home run and three RBIs against the San Francisco Giants Friday, May 25.
Thu, 24 May 2012 14:09:31 -0700
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said OFs Chris Coghlan and Bryan Petersen could split playing time in left field.