It’s an award Chris Coghlan cherishes but it’s one he says does not define him.
And if the Marlins outfielder had never been voted the 2009 NL rookie of the year, his struggles the past three years likely would not have been so noteworthy.
Subscribers get total access to this story, and all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive content. Subscribe today, or try a 24-hour or 7-day digital pass.
All Day Access — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24 hours
All Week Access – 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7 days
All Access, All the Time – Print & DigitalView Offers
Post Print Subscriber — I need to register my account for digital access.Access Digital
Registered Post Subscriber — Sign me in.Sign In
— Wade LeBlanc, one of a group of pitchers in competition for the No. 5 starter, had a strong spring start with two perfect innings. LeBlanc threw 21 pitches, 15 for strikes.
— Right fielder Giancarlo Stanton threw out Jordan Schafer at the plate in the fifth inning. Schafer was attempting to score from second on a single by Tyler Pastornicky.
— Reliever Scott Maine had a rough inning, allowing three runs on back-to-back homers by Jason Heyward and Justin Upton and a double to B.J. Upton, who then scored on a wild pitch.
— Hard-throwing reliever Arquimedes Caminero struck out Heyward in the fifth inning on a 98-mph fastball.