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Coghlan will undergo season-ending knee surgery

Aug 8, 2010, 12:10 PM EST

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald has confirmed that Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan is going to have season-ending surgery on his injured left knee on Wednesday...

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald has confirmed that Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan is going to have season-ending surgery on his injured left knee on Wednesday.

Coghlan tore his left meniscus while celebrating a walkoff home run in late July.  He was considering a rehab program that would have allowed him to return this year, but surgery is the smarter and safer route.  He would have needed a procedure eventually and the Marlins have pretty much fallen out of contention in the National League East.

The 25-year-old Coghlan hit .321/.390/.460 last season and won the National League Rookie of the Year award.  He took a step back this year, batting .268/.335/.383 over 358 at-bats, but the Fish will hope for a bounce-back 2011.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 8, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Good move. I was alarmed when the Feesh semi-announced last week that Coghlan would be back “sooner than expected” and that, worse, they were going to ease him back to third base – on a damaged knee in a position requiring much more turning, pivoting and twisting of his legs than playing left field. Whatever’s wrong with the Feesh front office, Larry Beinfest is no idiot and I was scratching my head over why in Buddha’s name they would take such a stupid risk. I hope they were never really thinking in those terms and that we can just chalk it up, as we so often must, to incompetent reportage.

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