Marlins reach out to Coghlan

MIAMI — The Marlins on Monday non-tendered Chris Coghlan, but that doesn’t automatically mean the 28-year-old is done playing for the organization.

President of baseball operations Michael Hill told reporters on Wednesday afternoon that the Marlins have had discussions with Coghlan in hopes of signing him at a lower cost than his projected arbitration number.

Coghlan, the 2009 National League Rookie of the Year, is now a free agent. If he were to return to Miami it would be competing for a spot as a reserve outfielder.

The Marlins had no official announcement on catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Saltalamacchia reached agreement on a three-year, $21 million contract on Tuesday, pending completion of his physical. That process has not been finished.

Without mentioning Saltalamachia by name, Hill did note the Marlins could have an announcement in the next day or so.

Joe Frisaro

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