The right-handed-hitting Cowgill was in the lineup Wednesday night against Oakland lefty Tommy Milone, meaning all four of his starts have come against lefties.
"Losing Kole hurts us," Cowgill said. "Losing Josh hurts us. No one is more sad to see them go than I am. Their approach, what they do for the lineup."
But that's professional sports, and as such, Cowgill (and others) will continue to prepare each day like he always does and be ready when called upon.
The only difference Wednesday, Cowgill said, was that the lineup wasn't posted until about 3:15 p.m. PT. Usually, it's already up by the time he arrives in the clubhouse.
Scott Miller is a contributor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.