Marlins activate Hensley; Coghlan has setback
NEW YORK (AP)
Florida outfielder Chris Coghlan, however, had a setback in his rehab assignment with Double-A Jacksonville. The 2009 NL Rookie of the Year will stop playing games for now and receive treatment on his troublesome left knee.
Coghlan has been on the DL since June 17 because of inflammation in his knee.
''The knee stiffened up a bit and we want to back him off and get it completely healthy,'' Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said in a statement through a team spokesman.
Hensley had been sidelined since June 2 with a sprained pitching shoulder. Before that, the right-hander was 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA in 20 relief appearances.
He made his 41st major league start Monday night - but first since July 24, 2008, for San Diego at Pittsburgh. As long as he proves effective enough, Florida plans to keep Hensley in the rotation, which is minus injured ace Josh Johnson.
Johnson is rehabbing in South Florida, but not throwing. He is working on strengthening his right shoulder.
Right-hander Ryan Webb (right shoulder inflammation) also is in South Florida, tossing lightly and receiving therapy. He will be re-evaluated Tuesday.
To make room on the roster for Hensley, the Marlins optioned right-hander Chris Hatcher to Double-A Jacksonville on Sunday.