Marlins say Coghlan's stiff back better

MIAMI -- Florida Marlins left fielder Chris Coghlan's stiff back is better, and the team says he may be back in the lineup as early as Tuesday.

Coghlan missed his second consecutive start Monday when the Marlins began a series against Colorado. He strained his lower left back making a diving catch Friday.

Coghlan is in a 3-for-32 slump that has dropped his average to .263.