Coghlan exits with sore shoulder

MIAMI — For the first time in his career, Chris Coghlan asked out of a game due to not feeling right.

But the discomfort the Marlins center fielder was feeling in his right shoulder on Wednesday progressed throughout the game. Finally, after he grounded out in the seventh inning, he told manager Edwin Rodriguez that he couldn’t continue to play.

Coghlan has dealt with tendinitis in his right shoulder since Spring Training. He said he has good days and bad days. Wednesday was a bad one, even though he had a three-run double in the second inning.

“In Spring Training, they said it was something that was six-to-eight weeks, but that’s if you do rehab,” Coghlan said. “You go out there, you dive on it. You swing. You throw when you’ve got to throw.”

Is this something that will bother him all season?

“I don’t have an answer for that,” Coghlan said. “I just try to do what I can do so I can be out there at 7 o’clock and stay out there as many games as I can to help the team win.”

Coghlan said he hopes to play on Friday at Cincinnati. The Marlins are off on Thurday, which gives him an extra day to rest.

Joe Frisaro

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