Ross, Not Cantu Impacted By Coghlan Injury

3:17pm: Coghlan's injury won't prevent the Marlins from dealing Jorge Cantu, according to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post. Capozzi reports that the Marlins continue discussing Cantu with other teams and suggests there's a "good chance" that the club trades Cantu. The Marlins appear to be asking for a "big prospect" from the Rangers for Cantu, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (via Twitter).

10:56am: With the news that Chris Coghlan tore the meniscus in his left knee in Sunday's pie-related incident, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro says the Marlins are leaning toward keeping outfielder Cody Ross.  The loss of Coghlan depletes the team's outfield depth, and the Marlins are still within spitting distance of the playoffs.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports actually tweeted two days ago, before the Coghlan injury, that a Ross deal was unlikely.  Now, ESPN.com's Jayson Stark says on Twitter that trading Ross is a "definite no-go" for the Marlins.

Frisaro says Ross has drawn attention from the Braves, Dodgers, and Red Sox.  He doesn't rule out a deal, but says it'd "have to completely make sense."  The Phillies and Yankees have also been linked to the 29-year-old outfielder.



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