On Sunday, Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan pied teammate Wes Helms during a TV interview. Helms scored the game-ending single against the Atlanta Braves and was congratulated with a new team tradition. It is now being reported that Coghlan tore his meniscus during the post-celebration pie throw and will be sent to the DL. Coghlan received an MRI on Monday and discovered he might need surgery.
When asked about the incident, Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said there will be “no more such celebratory antics.”
Coghlan was last year’s NL Rookie of the year. If surgery is required, Coghlan would miss 6-8 weeks.