Now Commenting On:

No surgery needed for Coghlan

No surgery needed for Coghlan


PHOENIX -- Chris Coghlan saw a spine specialist on Monday in Dallas and the doctor confirmed that the 27-year-old won't need surgery on his injured back. Instead, the Marlins outfielder, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 9, will treat the injury with rest.

"He's just going to take time," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "He'll take it easy and then resume baseball activities. I don't know how long that'll be, I don't have a time frame, it just depends on how he feels."

Even though the Marlins still don't know how much time Coghlan will miss, Redmond was relieved the injury isn't as bad as it could have been.

"You just never know," Redmond said. "Now, it's just a matter of it calming down. He says he feels good, though, I talked to him."

Coghlan had been hot at the plate before getting hurt, batting .343 (23-for-67) with four runs and nine RBIs in 73 plate appearances since May 18.

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español