Some troubling news for the Marlins beyond today's extra-inning loss to the Dodgers. Center fielder Chris Coghlan left the game in the eighth with a sore throwing shoulder, the same right shoulder that caused him to miss the bulk of spring training.
"He was playing with pain, and after his last at bat, it was too much," said manager Edwin Rodriguez, who replaced Coghlan after his seventh-inning at bat in which he grounded out. "We'll have to wait and see (about whether Coghlan will be able to play Friday). He came to me and said the pain was too much. Hopefully he'll be all right for Friday."
Said Coghlan: "It was something I couldn't keep going on."
Coghlan described the pain as "sharp," which is why he approached Rodriguez before his final at bat and told him that he would be unable to continue. Scott Cousins took over in center in the eighth.
"You have to make a decision on how much you can play through," Coghlan said.
The Marlins outfield is already minus Logan Morrison, who will likely miss up to another couple of weeks with a strained left arch. And right fielder Mike Stanton has been playing on a sore hamstring. Coghlan and Morrison lead the team in home runs with four each.