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Coghlan encouraged, eyes second-half return

Coghlan encouraged, eyes second-half return

Coghlan encouraged, eyes second-half return

MIAMI -- Injured Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan is hopeful for a return this season after resuming baseball activities on Friday.

Coghlan ran on an anti-gravity treadmill on Friday. A return would likely come later in the second half, considering how much time Coghlan has missed. The 28-year-old has dealt with some uncertainty regarding his injury. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right calf nerve irritation on June 9, but an MRI exam on June 10 revealed the issue was actually in his back.

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However, quicker progress than expected has encouraged Coghlan.

"I feel way better," Coghlan said. "I would think way better. I've had a lot more time to process things. Things have gone better than expected than what I was originally diagnosed with. I'm hopeful for a return."

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less

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