Florida Marlins option Chris Coghlan

Updated: June 17, 2011, 6:12 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Florida Marlins have optioned outfielder Chris Coghlan to Triple-A New Orleans.

Coghlan, the 2009 NL rookie of the year, was hitting .230 with five homers and 22 RBIs in 65 games this season.

"I really believe and we believe that Chris Coghlan needs to work on his swing," Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said. "We all know he's a way better hitter than he's been showing. I think he will be fine. Whenever he's fine, then he can come back here and help ...

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