Phillies add Chris Coghlan on minor league deal

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Friday, February 3, 2017

The Philadelphia Phillies announced the signing of former Chicago Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training on Friday.

Coghlan played for the Cubs in 2014 and 2015 before being traded to the Oakland Athletics prior to the 2016 season. He was traded back to the Cubs in June, hitting .188 with six homers and 30 RBIs between the two teams.

In 2015, Coghlan hit .250 with 16 homers and 41 RBIs in 148 games for Chicago.

Coghlan won the National League Rookie of the Year with the then-Florida Marlins in 2009, slashing .321/.390/.460 in 128 games that season. The 31-year-old remained on the Cubs' roster throughout their championship run last year, failing to record a hit in seven postseason at-bats.

In addition to the outfield, Coghlan has major league experience at first, second and third base.