Saturday, May 3, 2014

A New Cog in the Machine

Well, Ryan Sweeney just can't seem to stay healthy.  In yesterday's game, it looked like he pulled his hamstring while chasing down a fly ball (he still made the catch, what a trooper).  This appears to be a recurrence of the injury that robbed him of a significant portion of spring training.

So, he joins fellow outfielder Justin Ruggiano on the DL.  In the meantime, the Cubs have called up a former NL ROY to fill his spot on the roster:

Coghlan hasn't exactly been setting the world on fire in AAA, but since Matt Sczcur has been banged up and Brett Jackson is Brett Jackson, Chris seems to be the best option.

Thus, now Chris Coghlan has been officially added to my Cubs All-Time Roster Collection.  Since I treat my card collection much like a boy scout treats his badge collection, I'm always prepared.  I set aside this shiny 2010 Bowman when the Cubs signed him to a minor league deal this offseason, just in case he happened to make the big league team.

Here's hoping he can return to the form that made him the National League's top rookie in 2009!

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