Coghlan (wrist) was released by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. Coghlan was designated for assignment over the weekend, and rather than accepting his assignment to the minors after clearing waivers, the 32-year-old elected to test free agency. He should be able to catch on elsewhere given his previous big-league experience, though he may need to get over the wrist injury that has kept him sidelined since June before he inks a deal.
Coghlan (wrist) was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Saturday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. The Blue Jays needed to clear room on the 40-man roster for Saturday's starter Chris Rowley, as well as backup catcher Mike Ohlman, so Coghlan was the resulting roster casualty. The 32-year-old hasn't played since June while nursing a left wrist contusion, and now appears bound for the minors when he returns from the DL, barring the possibility he isn't claimed off waivers. Coghlan, playing in his first year with Toronto, owns a lowly .200/.299/.267 slash line over just 75 at-bats this year.
Coghlan (wrist) went 1-for-3 with an RBI in his first rehab appearance Monday at High-A Dunedin, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports. The veteran utility man has been on the shelf since mid-June after suffering a wrist contusion. Coghlan slashed just .200/.299/.267 over 36 games prior to the injury, and whether he jumps back aboard the 25-man roster when fully healthy remains in question.
Coghlan was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a left wrist contusion, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. It's unclear when this issue cropped up, but it may go to explain why he was absent from the past five contests. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time, making a timetable for his return murky. Steve Pearce returned from his own DL stint in a corresponding move.
Coghlan is back in the lineup Wednesday, batting seventh and playing left field. The veteran outfielder had missed the past couple games with back spasms but appears ready to return after some rest. Serving in a reserve utility role, Coghlan is slashing .231/.318/.333 over 39 at-bats this month and takes over for the resting Kevin Pillar on Wednesday.
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