Cooper is a candidate to platoon with Matt Joyce in right field once the regular season begins, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. The 29-year-old is facing competition from Lewis Brinson, Monte Harrison and Harold Ramirez for the role. Cooper put up solid offensive numbers in 2019 when he was healthy, but the rebuilding Marlins may prefer to give a younger player like Brinson another chance to establish themselves.
Cooper (knee) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Nationals. A jammed knee forced Cooper from the Marlins' Sept. 13 game and he has not made an appearance since. Earlier this week, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio indicated that while Cooper's injury isn't thought to be serious, he may not be able to return this season. Cooper is looking like one of the few locks for the Marlins' 2020 lineup.
Cooper (knee) remains on the bench Friday against Washington. A knee issue has now kept Cooper out of action for a week. It's not yet clear when he's expected to return. Lewis Brinson starts in right field in his absence.
Cooper (knee) was sent back to Miami on Monday for further evaluation, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Cooper has been battling a knee injury since Friday, and the Marlins have elected to send him for further testing. He seems unlikely to play in Miami's series against Arizona.
Cooper (knee) remains out Monday against Arizona, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Cooper hasn't played since leaving Friday's game against the Giants with a knee injury. Tests revealed no serious injury, but he'll sit for the third game in a row nonetheless. Harold Ramirez gets the start in right field.