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Marlins-Rays Saturday lineup

The Marlins took Game 1 on Friday night. Chris Volstad will look to give them the series on Saturday. The Rays counter with Jeff Niemann at Sun Life Stadium.









1) John Jaso, C

2) Carl Crawford, LF

3) Evan Longoria, 3B

4) Carlos Pena, 1B

5) Ben Zobrist, RF

6) B.J. Upton, CF

7) Reid Brignac, 2B

8) Jason Bartlett, SS

9) Jeff Niemann, P







1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Cody Ross, CF

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Ronny Paulino, C

9) Chris Volstad, P

— Joe Frisaro


Coghlan once hit cleanup

Claiming the N.L. Rookie of the Year on Monday certainly made Chris Coghlan a household name.

The third Marlin ever to capture the award, Coghlan’s story is now well told. The 24-year-old entrenched himself as the leadoff batter, and he collected 113 hits since the All-Star Break, the most by any Major Leaguer.

Power certainly isn’t a part of Coghlan’s game, but there was a time when he did hit fourth. It was 2005 when he was still a studen at Ole Miss. In the Cape Cod Summer League, Coghlan found himself batting forth. The player hitting third that summer? Evan Longoria.

Yes, Coghlan and Longoria were teammates that summer. An opposing pitcher then was J.A. Happ of the Phillies. Happ finished second to Coghlan in the N.L. Rookie of the Year voting.

In September, I wrote about Coghlan’s Cape Cod League experience.

— Joe Frisaro