Coghlan optioned to Triple-A

ST. PETERSBURG — In a surprise move, the Marlins optioned center fielder Chris Coghlan to Triple-A New Orleans on Friday and selected the contract of Dewayne Wise.

Coghlan, the 2009 NL Rookie of the Year, has struggled with a .230 batting average and .296 on-base percentage.

Wise, who was in Spring Training with the Marlins, was 3-for-9 for New Orleans.

To make roster room for Wise, lefty reliever Dustin Richardson was designated for assigment. Richardson was obtained in trade with Boston for Andrew Miller in the offseason.

Joe Frisaro

 

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