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Chris Coghlan Gets a Shot As a Utility Man

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Chris Coghlan is going to have to learn on the job.

Florida Marlins starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez was sent to the DL with a shoulder injury, and instead of calling up a pitcher, Florida will roll with an 11-man pitching staff and look to Coghlan to provide a spark.

The 23-year-old is a natural second baseman who also has experience at third base, but he is going to see time in left field. The last time he played in the outfield on a regular basis?

He was 12.

According to the Miami Herald, Cameron Maybin will be the big loser in the move. Maybin, who has been the primary center fielder for the Marlins, is hitting just .202. On days Coghlan plays left, Jeremy Hermida will move to right and eithe...

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