Phillies release veteran Coghlan

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Stassi’s chances certainly improved following Coghlan’s release. The first baseman and outfielder has hit .320 (16-for-50) with five home runs, 15 RBIs and a 1.050 OPS this spring.

Nava has hit .361 (13-for-36) with a .910 OPS this spring. Valentin has hit .378 (14-for-37) with a .980 OPS, but the prospect might be better served playing every day at second base with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

If the Phillies want to add Stassi and Nava to the 40-man roster, they would need to remove two players from the roster. They also could clear space on the roster by making a trade.

Coghlan hit .231 (9-for-39) with a .601 OPS this spring. He had a clause in his contract that the Phils needed to place him on the roster by Tuesday or he must be released upon request.

Philadelphia has two bullpen jobs available, too. Left-handers Adam Morgan and Joely Rodriguez and right-handers Alec Asher and Luis Garcia remain in camp. So does non-roster invitee Cesar Ramos.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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