Coghlan To Represent Marlins at 2007 ALL-STAR Futures Game Sunday

(Greensboro, NC) The Greensboro Grasshoppers are proud to announce the selection of second baseman Chris Coghlan to the 2007 XM Satellite Radio All-Star Futures Game.

A supplemental first round pick of the Marlins in 2006 from The University of Mississippi, Coghlan has lead the Hoppers in several offensive categories this season, including doubles (26), triples (4) and RBI (63).

After an impressive showing in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game, Coghlan received the news of this selection to the Futures United States roster.

“It was a surprise,” Coghlan said. “I was surprised but also happy that I’m able to represent myself, the organization and my family in the game.”

Coghlan will be surrounded by a solid infield, including Devil Rays 2006 first-rounder Evan Longoria, Ian Stewart, Steven Pearce, John Whittleman and Adrian Cardenas.

The 2007 Futures Game will be held at AT&T Park in San Francisco on All-Star Sunday and will be broadcast live at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

(From GSOHOPPERS)