Chicago Cubs: Where are they now? Vol. 2

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: Chris Coghlan
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: Chris Coghlan /
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(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

It’s time for another installment in our series highlighting past Chicago Cubs. Today, we look at three guys who weren’t given enough appreciation for their time in Cub uniforms…no matter how short it was.

Chris Coghlan

Chris Coghlan, who has always been a guy who plays with lots of grit, originally came to the Cubs in 2014 on a minor league deal and spent the first month of the season in AAA. Coming up in May of that year, he had a resurgence in his career. Coghlan hit .283, with a .352 OBP, and a .804 OPS, while tying his career high in home runs, with nine. Coghlan stayed with the Cubs through the 2015 season and was pretty solid again, slashing .250/.341/.443, with a .784 OPS. Cogs set a new career high in home runs with 16.

In the off season after 2015, the Cubs traded Coghlan to the Athletics, in exchange for Aaron Brooks. However, in June of 2016, the Cubs reacquired him in return for Arismendy Alcantara. Coghlan, after struggling mightily in Oakland, was once again a good, solid player for the Cubs, slashing .252/.391/.388, with a .779 OPS.

Coghlan currently plays for the Blue Jays and is on the disabled list with a wrist injury. Cogs is currently posting a .200/.299/.266 slash with the Jays, and has a play of the year candidate, with THIS play in St. Louis against the Cardinals: