PHILADELPHIA (AP) Utilityman Chris Coghlan has agreed to a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and will report to big league spring training.
Coghlan hit .252 with one homer and 16 RBIs in 103 at-bats for the World Series champion Chicago Cubs last season and was 0 for 7 in the postseason. He began the year with Oakland and hit .146 with four homers and 14 RBIs in 158 at-bats for the A's.
The 31-year-old was the 2009 NL Rookie of the Year with the Marlins. He's a career .260 hitter with a .335 on-base percentage.
A left-handed hitter, Coghlan has a .303 average and .479 slugging percentage in 33 games at Citizens Bank Park. He started at first, second, third, left and right field last season.