Cubs Sign OF Chris Coghlan to Minor League Contract

According to multiple reports, the Cubs signed infielder/outfielder Chris Coghlan to a minor league contract that includes a non-roster invite to Major League Spring Training.

The 2009 National League Rookie of the Year has spent his entire big league career with the Marlins. Chris Coghlan hit .321/.390/.460/.850 with 31 doubles and nine home runs as a rookie in 128 games. Injuries have derailed Coghlan’s career but he appeared in 70 games for the Fish last season, the most games he’s played in a single season since 2009. Coghlan hit .256/.318/.354 with 10 doubles and one home run.

Chris Coghlan is 28 years old and can play all three outfield positions, third base and second base.

According to Joel Sherman, the Cubs would pay Chris Coghlan $800,000 for the 2014 season if he makes the majors. Coghlan’s contract includes a $250,000 performance bonus based on plate appearances and an opt out on June 15 if he is not on the Cubs’ big league roster.

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