Coghlan (ribs) will begin a rehab assignment on Friday with Double-A Tennessee, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Coghlan was placed on the disabled list by the Cubs on July 3. On the season, Coghlan is struggling, hitting just .155 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 194 at-bats. Since being traded to the Cubs, Coghlan has played only left and right field. With the emergence of Willson Contreras, Coghlan will have a hard time finding consistent playing time with the Cubs.
Coghlan (ribs) was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM reports. Coghlan left Saturday's game against the Mets in the fourth inning after he aggravated his sore ribs. In a corresponding move, the Cubs recalled Jeimer Candelario to take his place on the 25-man roster.
Coghlan (ribs) exited Saturday's game against the Mets in the fourth inning, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. Javier Baez came in to pinch hit for Coghlan in the top half of the fourth inning after Coghlan aggravated his already sore ribs. According to Rosenthal, Coghlan has been battling through the rib soreness for a few days. If Coghlan ends up needing a stint on the disabled list, the Cubs could activate Tommy La Stella (hamstring) off the DL in a corresponding move to take his spot on the active roster.
Coghlan is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds. The Cubs are facing a lefty in John Lamb, so Coghlan will take a seat Tuesday with Matt Szczur taking over in center while Jason Heyward slides back over to right field. Chicago is facing another lefty Wednesday in Cody Reed, so Coghlan could be looking at a multi-day absence from the lineup.
Coghlan returns to the lineup, playing left field and batting fifth Friday against Miami. Coghlan returns to the starting lineup following Thursday's game where he made just a pinch hit appearance. The 31-year old has provided versatility in the Cubs outfield since his acquisition on June 9 but his role is likely to diminish once everyday guys, Jorge Soler and Dexter Fowler, return from the DL. Until then however, Coghlan has a chance to prove he should stick around in the lineup.
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