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Video: Chris Coghlan talks about his amazing dive into home plate

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Blue Jays utilityman Chris Coghlan made what very well may end up being the best play of 2017 when he somersaulted over Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and touched home plate to break a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning last week. It’s a relatively rare play because, up until recently, runners were allowed to run into catchers to attempt to jar the ball loose. But now, with new rules implemented aimed at improving player safety, runners have to get creative to avoid getting tagged.

Coghlan appeared on MLB Network’s MLB Central on Monday to discuss what was going through his mind. It’s really quite a fascinating look into all of the factors Coghlan was considering in a very short amount of time.

Report: Brewers have made formal contract offer to Yu Darvish

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Yahoo Japan reported on Sunday (Monday there) that the Brewers have made a formal contract offer to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has confirmed Yahoo Japan’s report. The length of the offered contract and the value are not known at the moment.

Darvish recently said on his personal Twitter account that the Rangers, Yankees, Cubs, Astros, Twins, and “one more team” have been in the running for his services. The unnamed team was believed to be the Dodgers, but it may well be the Brewers.

The Brewers could certainly use Darvish’s arm. Chase Anderson and Zach Davies currently lead the starting rotation and the club added Jhoulys Chacin and Yovani Gallardo this offseason.

Darvish, 31, posted a 3.86 ERA with a 209/58 K/BB ratio in 186 2/3 innings between the Rangers and Dodgers in the regular season last year. He faltered in the playoffs, specifically in the World Series, where he gave up nine runs in 3 1/3 innings across two starts. Darvish was apparently tipping his pitches, however, which is a correctable issue.