Cooper is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Cooper picked up eight straight starts -- including seven in right field -- from April 23 through Sunday, but he's been on the bench for both of the Marlins' first two games of their series with Arizona. Though manager Don Mattingly had previously been able to fit Cooper into the outfield by shifting Adam Duvall over to center field, Lewis Brinson has instead emerged as the primary option in center of late. Duvall and Corey Dickerson look poised to serve as the Marlins' main corner outfielders against right-handed pitching, so Cooper may be stuck in a short-side platoon role for the time being.
Cooper (foot) went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Friday's 2-1 extra-inning loss to Washington.
Cooper didn't end up missing a game after fouling a ball off of his foot Wednesday. He knocked in Miami's lone run Friday, plating Jose Devers with a 10th-inning single. The 30-year-old Cooper has a .197/.288/.324 slash line with two home runs, 10 RBI, seven runs scored and no stolen bases across 80 plate appearances this year. He has a near-everyday role in right field while Adam Duvall is covering for Starling Marte (ribs) in center field.
Cooper (foot) is starting in right field and batting third Friday against the Nationals.
He gets a favorable lineup placement with southpaw Jon Lester on the hill for Washington. Cooper fouled a ball off his left foot in Wednesday's game.
Cooper underwent X-rays on his left foot Wednesday that came back negative, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Cooper fouled a ball off his left foot in the top of the fourth inning Wednesday and was replaced in the bottom half of the frame after he grounded out to end the inning. He's been diagnosed with left foot soreness and is considered day-to-day. The Marlins have a scheduled day off Thursday, so Cooper will have a day to recover prior to Friday's series opener in Washington.
Cooper was removed in the bottom of the fourth inning of Wednesday's game against the Brewers with an apparent injury, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Cooper is likely dealing with a foot injury after fouling a ball off himself during his at-bat in the top of the fourth, according to Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com. He remained in the game initially and grounded out to end the inning, but he was spotted walking back to the dugout after the at-bat with a trainer by his side before being replaced by Magneuris Sierra in the next half inning. Expect Miami to provide an update on Cooper later Wednesday.
Cooper went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs in Monday's win over the Brewers.
He took Angel Perdomo deep in the ninth inning to cap the scoring on the night. The 30-year-old is only slashing .200/.294/.350 through 20 games with two homers and nine RBI, but with Adam Duvall seeing more action in center field while Starling Marte (ribs) is sidelined, right field has opened up on a regular basis for Cooper.
Cooper (groin) is starting Friday's game against the Giants, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Cooper wasn't in the lineup for the last two games but struck out in his lone at-bat as a pinch hitter Thursday. He'll start in right field and bat fourth in Friday's contest against San Francisco.
Cooper (groin) could return to the lineup Friday against the Giants, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Cooper was out of the lineup as the Marlins wrapped up their series against Baltimore on Wednesday and appears headed for another absence Thursday. However, the move to hold him out of game action was deemed precautionary, so Cooper should return to the starting nine quickly.
Manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that Cooper is "a little nicked up" with a groin injury, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Cooper didn't appear in Wednesday's win over Baltimore, and Mattingly revealed after the game that the 30-year-old was held out as a precautionary measure. Mattingly didn't sound too concerned about Cooper's injury, but it's not yet clear whether he'll be available for Thursday's series opener against the Giants.
Cooper went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Monday's win over Atlanta.
He played hero for Miami in this one, with his two-run double in eighth inning tying the game at 3-3 before he brought Jon Berti home with a single for the game-winning run in the top of the 10th. Cooper already has two three-hit performances this season but doesn't have any other knocks, leaving him with a .240 batting average, and his 4:11 BB:K through eight games suggests he hasn't quite locked in his swing yet.
Cooper (COVID vaccine reaction) is batting third and starting at first base Tuesday against the Cardinals, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
He missed Monday's game due to his reaction to the coronavirus vaccine, but it was a very brief absence. Cooper is 3-for-9 with one home run this year and has primarily been seeing time as the Marlins' right fielder.
Cooper was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Monday due to his reaction to the coronavirus vaccine, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Per Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com, Cooper's absence isn't expected to be a long one, and he could return as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday. League rules allow a team to call up an additional player when someone is sidelined for even a brief period due to COVID-19-related issues, however, so the Marlins will add Jordan Holloway to the roster in his absence.
Cooper got the start in right field and hit cleanup in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals, going 1-for-3 with a home run.
With Corey Dickerson (shoulder) held out for one more game, Cooper got some work in the outfield and took Nats closer Brad Hand deep in the third inning for his second homer of the spring. Cooper is expected to begin the season on the bench but spot in at first base and in the outfield corners on a semi-regular basis, and his .382/.417/.647 slash line through 36 Grapefruit League plate appearances suggests he could be hard to get out of the lineup if he stays hot straight through Opening Day.
Cooper is expected to split playing time at first base with Jesus Aguilar to begin the season, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
"In general, we feel like we are going to get both of those guys a lot of at-bats with a combination of first base and outfield," manager Don Mattingly said. "Days off for different guys. We want both of these guys in the lineup as much as possible." The 30-year-old Cooper could also see reps in right field, but the offseason addition of Adam Duvall will likely limit how much time is available for other players in right. As a result, it might take a trade, or the last-minute re-introduction of the DH to the National League, for either Cooper or Aguilar to see anything close to a full-time role, even before considering the potential presence of prospect Lewin Diaz in the mix. Cooper certainly earned a significant role in Miami after posting a .281/.347/.459 slash line in 141 games over the last two seasons.
Cooper agreed to a one-year, $1.8 million contract with the Marlins on Wednesday, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
He can earn up to $2.05 million with performance bonuses. Jesus Aguilar is also back on a one-year deal, so ideally the designated hitter will remain in the National League going forward. Cooper may have flown under the radar last season, but his .283/.353/.500 slash line and six home runs in 34 games was pretty impressive. He should enter the year with near everyday playing time and a spot in the middle of Miami's lineup.
Cooper is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Cooper had started each of the Marlins' previous 24 games, slashing .289/.379/.482 with four home runs, 12 RBI and 17 runs during that stretch. With Miami having already clinched its spot in the postseason, Cooper will receive a well-deserved breather in the regular-season finale.
Cooper went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 4-3 win over the Yankees on Friday.
Cooper wasted no time getting going as he connected with the first pitch he saw to put the Marlins up 3-0 in the first. The 29-year-old has played a major role in Miami's unexpected success this season, hitting .287/.359/.513 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 128 plate appearances.
Cooper went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a walk in a 7-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday.
Cooper slugged a third-inning homer off Patrick Corbin to give Pablo Lopez enough run support to earn the victory. Over his past 15 games, Cooper is slashing .333/.458/.583.
Cooper went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk Wednesday as he helped the Marlins to an 8-4 win over the Red Sox.
Cooper opened up the scoring in the first after connecting on a low breaking ball and driving it over the fence to straightaway center to give the Marlins an early 2-0 lead. The 29-year-old slugger is enjoying a decent campaign in which he's hitting .269/.337/.487 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 22 games.
Cooper went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a victory versus Atlanta on Tuesday.
Cooper enjoyed a big night at the plate in the win, drilling a two-run homer in the fourth inning and singling in a run in the seventh. The 29-year-old entered the game having gone 0-for-9 over his previous three contests. He is slashing .261/.292/.543 overall this season.
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|05/06||vs ARI||W 3-1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/04||vs ARI||W 9-3||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/02||@ WAS||L 1-3||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/01||@ WAS||L 2-7||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/30||@ WAS||L 1-2||5||0||2||0||1||0||0|
|04/28||@ MIL||W 6-2||2||0||0||0||0||1||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2013||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||32||122||15||35||6||3||2||20||10||33||0||0||.287||.346||.434|
|2014||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||9||30||2||10||3||0||1||8||--||4||0||0||.333||.375||.533|
|2014||AFA-Brevard County Manat||53||164||23||39||11||0||2||16||18||51||1||0||.238||.330||.342|
|2015||AFA-Brevard County Manat||119||422||55||124||32||2||8||54||35||88||1||1||.294||.356||.436|
|2017||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||75||279||64||102||29||0||17||82||33||48||0||0||.366||.428||.652|
|2018||AAA-New Orleans Baby Cak||9||30||2||9||1||0||1||5||3||5||0||0||.300||.382||.433|