Chris Coghlan Headed to DL with Knee Injury


One of the many contributing reasons for the Marlins’ struggles this season has been the ineffectiveness of Chris Coghlan.  He was not able to perform at the level many were accustomed to, and Florida finally ran out of patience Friday.  The team demoted the 26 year old to Triple-A, hoping he could straighten himself out there.

Today the reasons for his decreased productivity are becoming clearer, as sources are saying that Coghlan is dealing with a knee injury.  The Marlins are expected to place Coghlan on the 15 day disabled list.

Coghlan was only able to maintain a line of .230/.296/.368 on the year, far off of his career averages.  He started the season off strong, with 13 extra base hits in April leading to a .874 OPS.  Since, his numbers have plummeted, as Coghlan only mustered batting averages of .190 and .220 in May and June.

Coghlan missed the remainder of last season after tearing his meniscus in August.  It is not yet known whether his current injury is at all related to last year’s procedure.

Breaking onto the scene in 2009, Coghlan put up a line of .321/.390/.460 with 31 doubles and was named NL Rookie of the Year.