Cubs reacquire outfielder Chris Coghlan from Oakland
CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have reacquired outfielder Chris Coghlan from Oakland for Arismendy Alcantara.
Coghlan was traded to the A's in the offseason after spending two seasons in Chicago.
Coghlan, the 2009 NL Rookie of the Year, set career highs with 16 home runs and 47 extra-base hits last season. But the 30-year-old Coghlan got off to a slow start with Oakland, hitting just .146 in 51 games.
Alcantara has spent this season at Triple-A Iowa, where he hit .264 with five home runs, 21 RBIs and 21 steals.
Alcantara, 24, spent parts of the past two seasons in Chicago, where he hit just .194.