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Chris Coghlan hit a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly and Albert Almora had two hits, both doubles, and drove in two runs to lift the Cubs to a 7-5 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday in Glendale. Jake Arrieta gave up five runs on seven hits over four innings, striking out five. Said Arrieta: “I just need to be a little more precise with things earlier in counts so I’m not in hitter friendly counts in big situations, and moving forward, that’s something I’ll put emphasis on.”
C.J. Edwards gave up two hits over two scoreless innings, and Hector Rondon survived a comebacker by Darwin Barney that the Cubs pitcher knocked down, and was able to recover in time to throw out his former teammate.
Almora was not scheduled to start, but subbed for Matt Szczur who was a little bruised after crashing into the left field
wall on Tuesday. Szczur is day to day.
Up next: The Cubs will play two on Thursday, beginning with a “B” game at Sloan Park in Mesa against the Angels at 1 p.m. Arizona time. Kyle Hendricks will start that game and Kris Bryant is scheduled to DH. The regular game will start at 6:40 p.m. Arizona time as the Cubs travel to Scottsdale to face the Diamondbacks.
– Carrie Muskat
The Cubs avoided arbitration with Chris Coghlan, signing the outfielder to a one-year, $2.505 million contract on Friday. In his first year with the Cubs, Coghlan, 29, batted .283 with nine home runs, 28 doubles, five triples and 41 RBIs in 125 games. He began the season at Triple-A Iowa, but finished with the most games (103) and at-bats (358) of any of the Cubs outfielders.
The Cubs now have five arbitration-eligible players remaining, including Travis Wood, Luis Valbuena, Pedro Strop, Jake Arrieta and Welington Castillo. Felix Doubront settled on Thursday, signing a one-year, $1.925 million contract.
– Carrie Muskat
Chris Coghlan visited Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn on Tuesday, and handed out Cubs caps and items, posed for photos with patients and signed autographs. Also Tuesday, Arismendy Alcantara went to Lloyd Elementary School on the Cubs’ Fitness Trolley, and did stretches, fitness drills and played Wiffleball with the children.
The Cubs have signed Chris Coghlan, the 2009 National League Rookie of the Year, to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invitation. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Coghlan will make $800,000 if he makes the Major League roster. The left-handed hitting outfielder/third baseman can earn another $250,000 in incentives.
A supplemental first-round pick by the Marlins in 2006, Coghlan emerged as the NL Rookie of the Year in 2009, batting .321 with a .390 on-base percentage.
After his stellar rookie season, the 28-year-old has dealt with a number of injuries. With Miami last year, Coghlan appeared in 70 games and he batted .256 with a .318 on-base percentage. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 9 with right calf irritation, and he also was bothered by a back issue.
A converted infielder, Coghlan has spent most of his MLB career in the outfield, where he can play all three positions. He saw limited action (eight games) in ’13 at third base.
The Marlins non-tendered Coghlan on Dec. 2, making him a free agent. He’s a career .270 hitter with a .337 on-base and .390 slugging percentage.