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Top Collin Cowgill News

  • Collin Cowgill: Embarks on coaching career

    The Mariners announced Wednesday that Cowgill has been hired as the manager for the organization's Double-A affiliate in Arkansas, signaling the end of his playing career, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports.

    Cowgill had previously joined the Seattle organization on a minor-league deal last winter, but he didn't receive a promotion to the big club at any point during the 60-game 2020 campaign. The 34-year-old outfielder likely could have landed another minor-league deal this offseason if he wanted to keep his playing career going, but he'll instead transition into coaching. Cowgill, who last appeared in the majors in 2016, retires with a .234/.297/.329 slash line across 759 career plate appearances with the Diamondbacks, Athletics, Angels, Mets and Indians over parts of six big-league seasons.

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  • Mariners' Collin Cowgill: Still battling for roster spot

    Cowgill was still battling for a roster spot when spring training was suspended, Greg Johns of reports.

    The veteran, who last saw major-league regular-season action with the Indians in 2016, hit .250 (4-for-16) with one home run, one RBI and two runs across 12 Cactus League games. Cowgill appears to be battling Carlos Gonzalez for the final outfield spot, as Jarred Kelenic is expected to start the season at Double-A Arkansas and Braden Bishop has already been optioned to minor-league camp. Cowgill's best all-around big-league campaign came back in 2014 with the Angels, when he slashed .250/.330/.354 with 16 extra-base hits (10 doubles, one triple, five home runs) and 21 RBI across 106 games.

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  • Mariners' Collin Cowgill: Invited to Mariners' camp

    Cowgill signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Saturday as a non-roster invitee, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    After spending the past several seasons at the Triple-A level, Cowgill will get to work with the major-league coaching staff in 2020. The 33-year-old hit .228/.330/.440 with 12 home runs and eight stolen bases with Triple-A Fresno. Cowgill last appeared in the majors with the Indians in 2016.

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  • Phillies' Collin Cowgill: Inks NRI agreement with Phillies

    Cowgill signed a minor-league deal with Philadelphia on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports.

    Cowgill will earn $800,000 if he makes the big-league roster. In 2017, the outfielder appeared in 58 games for Triple-A El Paso within the Padres' organization, slashing .235/.297/.390 with seven home runs and 24 RBI. He hasn't competed in the majors since playing in 55 games with the Angels in 2015, and is unlikely to make much of an impact at the highest level during this upcoming season.

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  • Padres' Collin Cowgill: Returns from rib injury

    Cowgill (rib) went 1-for-3 with a run scored in the Padres' Cactus League game against the Giants on Saturday.

    Cowgill had been sidelined for the previous two weeks with rib-cage tightness, which has effectively taken him out of the running for a reserve gig in the outfield. Look for him to be reassigned to minor-league camp in the coming days and open 2017 with Triple-A El Paso.

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  • Padres' Collin Cowgill: Scratched from lineup Saturday

    Cowgill was scratched from Saturday's lineup with rib cage tightness.

    The issue doesn't seem overly serious, but he should be considered day-to-day for now. Cowgill is in a battle with Jabari Blash, Nick Buss, and Rafael Ortega for a reserve outfield spot, but the 30-year-old is likely bound for the minors to start the season.

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  • Padres' Collin Cowgill: Signs with Padres

    Cowgill signed a minor league contract with the Padres on Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    He joins Jabari Blash, Nick Buss, and Rafael Ortega in the competition for a reserve outfield spot. Cowgill spent most of 2016 with Triple-A Columbus as part of the Cleveland organization, where he slashed .234/.311/.320. He's a long shot to make the roster out of spring training and is likely bound for the minors.

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  • Indians' Collin Cowgill: Accepts outright assignment to Triple-A

    Cowgill accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus.

    The Indians ruled Cowgill out for a September callup and bumped him from the 40-man roster, but he will remain in the organization for the time being. Cowgill, now 30, has hit .234/.297/.329 in parts of six major league seasons.

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  • Indians' Collin Cowgill: Designated for assignment

    Cowgill was designated for assignment Thursday.

    This move was done to create room for Adam Moore on the 40-man roster. Over 100 games with Columbus in 2016, Cowgill owns a .236/.310/.326 line.

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  • Indians' Collin Cowgill: Optioned to Triple-A Columbus

    Cowgill was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.

    With Lonnie Chisenhall being activated from the DL, Cowgill will head down to Columbus and look to start making his case for a return. Cowgill was 1-for-12 in the big leagues after hitting just .188 last season for the Angels.

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  • Indians' Collin Cowgill: Is in Tuesday's lineup

    Cowgill is in the lineup and batting ninth for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.

    Cowgill is just 1-for-9 to start the season, but will get the start in place of Jose Ramirez. His fantasy value is minimal due to a lack of playing time and offensive production.

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  • Indians' Collin Cowgill: Starting in right field Wednesday

    Cowgill will bat ninth and play right field in Wednesday's game against the Rays.

    Cowgill is hitless in five at-bats this season, but draws into the lineup over Jose Ramirez in the outfield while Marlon Byrd slides over to left field. Cowgill is coming off arguably his worst season last year, hitting .188 in 55 games with the Angels. Upon Michael Brantley's return, Cowgill will likely find at-bats extremely difficult to come by.

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  • Indians' Collin Cowgill: Will start Opening Day

    Cowgill is in the lineup for Monday's season opener against the Red Sox.

    Cowgill opens the season as the Indians' fourth outfielder, but he will make a start Opening Day with the Indians loading up on right-handed hitters against star lefty David Price. Cowgill will man right field and hit ninth in Monday's batting order.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Lexington, KY
Age: 37
School: Kentucky
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, L