One game does not a natural make but the Chris Coghlan infield experiment yielded positive results early.
Making his first ever major league start at third Coghlan made a key defensive play early in a 6-2 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field late Tuesday.
Winners of three straight for the first time since July 31-Aug. 2 the Marlins will go for the three-game sweep in Wednesday’s matinee. Coghlan did his part to put them in position to win the series.
With runners at the corners and two out in a scoreless game Anthony Rizzo hit a chopper to the left side. Coghlan dove secured the ball and popped up to get the force at second. It was one of two assists on the night for Coghlan an infielder-turned-outfielder-turned-infielder again.
“I felt like I was in college again” said Coghlan who played a lot of third while at Mississippi. “It was fun…It’s a lot of work to get to where it was not only rehab to get your body healthy but taking early work almost every day for almost two months. It...