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Chris Coghlan leaves game due to sore shoulder

Chris Coghlan was replaced in yesterday's game due to a sore shoulder. This is not good.

Joe Capozzi has the story.


 With Logan Morrison on the disabled list, Chris Coghlan has emerged as the Marlins' offensive leader. But now Coghlan might miss playing time because of a sore throwing shoulder.

The same shoulder that bothered him during spring training flared up again Wednesday, forcing him to leave the game after he batted in the seventh inning.

"It has its good days and its bad days," said Coghlan, who throws right-handed. "I don't want to get too into (talking) about my arm. It just was something I couldn't keep going on."

Coghlan isn't sure whether he will be able to start Friday when the Marlins open a three-game series in Cincinnati.

At this point in the season, it is best to err on the side of caution and give Cogz all the time off he needs. If the injury is not serious, shoulders will heal themselves, if you don't keep aggravating them. The last thing the Marlins need is for Coghlan to end up in Alabama and playing for Dr. Andrews' team. Because if that happens, his season is over.

In the meantime, Scott Cousins is a very good outfielder, he is the best defensive outfielder the Marlins have on the 25-man and he can hit. Maybe not hit to the tune of Cogz, but he won't be a horrible replacement by any means.

Hopefully, the Marlins are getting the injuries, which come with every baseball season, out of the way early. That could be true. But I must admit I don't like the way this is boding.