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Chris Coghlan to be re-examined by Texas back specialist

      Chris Coghlan says he'll be returning to Texas on Monday to be re-examined by Dr. Drew Dossett, a spine specialist. Coghlan has been on the disabled list since June 9 with what is being described as "right calf nerve irritation."

      Coghlan has already visited Dossett once before and is continuing to rehab, but hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities. He said his return status remains uncertain.

      The 2009 Rookie of the Year for the Marlins was starting to show improvement at the plate when he landed on the DL. After a slow April in which he hit .180 and drove in only one run, Coghlan warmed up in May and June, hitting .338 with nine RBI.

       "It involves the nerves," Coghlan said. "I thought I had blown out my calf. I didn't know what the heck it was."


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This organization should send Coghlan to Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, Duke or any other organization that one would have the expectation that they could diagnose whatever is troubling Coghlan. The guy deserves for this organization to give him all the expertise that is out there. I'm pretty sure we are not discussing some rare virus from New Guinea that has implanted itself in his musculature. Get the dude fixed!!!

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