The Marlins held out hope that Chris Coghlan would return at some point this season.
That hope has faded some after Coghlan elected to have surgery on the partially torn meniscus in his left knee. Team physician Dr. Lee Kaplan will perform the surgery on Coghlan on Wednesday. Coghlan, who had been rehabbing his knee to come back at some point this season, had a hard time accepting that he could not put off the surgery any longer.
“I realized I wasn’t going to be able to do this,” Coghlan said. “It’s very disappointing watching your teammates go out there and compete and you can’t help. But this is an injury I can’t play through.” The reigning National League Rookie of the Year will likely not return again in his sophomore season. Coghlan was hitting .268 with five homers, 28 RBIs and 10 stolen bases before he injured his knee during a post-game celebration.