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Pete Kozma | Shortstop | #38

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (18) / STL
Contract: view contract details
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Rangers claimed INF Pete Kozma off waivers from the Yankees.
He'll be added to the 25-man roster once he reports, and it's possible the Rangers will send down Jurickson Profar in a corresponding move. Kozma will over a steady infield glove but next to nothing at the plate. Apr 30 - 2:45 PM

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Yankees designated INF Pete Kozma for assignment.

He's no longer needed with Didi Gregorius (shoulder) back from the disabled list. Kozma should clear waivers and stick around in the organization as depth.
Apr 28 - 2:43 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of SS Pete Kozma from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Kozma will provide depth while Didi Gregorius (shoulder) is sidelined. He's a career .222/.288/.293 hitter but offers a steady glove.
Apr 2 - 10:15 AM

Yankees re-signed INF Pete Kozma to a minor league contract.

Kozma spent all of 2016 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, hitting just .209/.268/.265 with two homers and steals. He'll return there for 2017 and will represent depth.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Yankees signed INF Pete Kozma to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

It didn't take Kozma too long to find a landing spot after the Cardinals removed him from their 40-man roster. While the 27-year-old is a career .222/.288/.293 hitter over parts of five seasons, he offers a solid glove and is merely a depth guy.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 02:56:00 PM

Cardinals sent INF Pete Kozma outright to Triple-A Memphis.

This is probably going to be the end of the road for Kozma in a Cardinals uniform. He batted just .152/.236/.152 with zero extra-base hits in 111 plate appearances this past season for the NL Central champs.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 03:44:00 PM

Pete Kozma went 3-for-3 with two runs scored on Thursday to raise his average to .140.

Kozma hadn't had a hit since May 19. Of course, he hasn't played much at all, but that's for good reason. He entered the night with a .093/.169/.093 line in 54 at-bats.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 10:13:00 PM

Pete Kozma went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Tuesday against the Marlins.

At this point, it's no longer a question of whether Kozma will hit .400 this year. No, we're just waiting to see if he bats .500. He's at .435 in 46 at-bats this spring, but he's just warming up.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Pete Kozma is seeing work as an emergency catcher this spring, looking to fulfill the role vacated by the departed Daniel Descalso.

Kozma's best chance at making the Cardinals roster is as a utility man, so anything that he can do to improve his versatility is a plus. The 26-year-old spent the majority of the 2014 campaign at Triple-A Memphis where he slashed .248/.330/.372 with eight homers and 54 RBI in 117 games.
Source: MLB.com
Sun, Feb 22, 2015 07:03:00 PM

Pete Kozma is starting at second base for the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLDS.

It's not a surprise, as Kolten Wong has struggled lately and Kozma is somehow 4-for-8 with three doubles in his career versus Clayton Kershaw. It's possible Kozma could start against lefty Hyun-jin Ryu in Game 3, as well.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 03:03:00 PM

Pete Kozma doubled and scored the lone run in the Cardinals' win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

The Cardinals managed just three hits on the day they clinched the National League Central, but Kozma's double in the sixth inning preceded a Kolten Wong RBI groundout. The infielder batted .304/.385/.435 in 14 games with the Cardinals this year.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 08:31:00 PM

Cardinals recalled SS Pete Kozma from Triple-A Memphis.

Kozma has hit just .248/.330/.372 at Triple-A this season but offers the Cards a solid glove as a utility player. His playing time will be minimal.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 12:23:00 PM

Cardinals optioned SS Pete Kozma to Triple-A Memphis.

Kozma had been designated for assignment, but he's cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. He's hit .234/.341/.372 in 59 games this season at Memphis.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 02:03:00 PM

Cardinals designated INF Pete Kozma for assignment.

Kozma came up big for the Cards down the stretch of the regular season and in the playoffs in 2012, but he hit a sickly .217/.275/.273 last year as the starting shortstop and was no longer in the team's plans. He can't hit a lick, but Kozma's steady glove could draw some interest on waivers.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Cardinals recalled INF Pete Kozma from Triple-A Memphis.

Kozma is batting .234/.341/.372 in 59 games this season at Memphis and is doubtful to get much playing time in what will likely be an abbreviated stay with St. Louis. He was the Cardinals' starting shortstop last year but they of course signed Jhonny Peralta over the winter.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 12:13:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Robinson Chirinos
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Rougned Odor
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3Pete Kozma
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Joey Gallo
LF1Delino DeShields
2Ryan Rua
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jared Hoying
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Cole Hamels
3Martin Perez
4Andrew Cashner
5A.J. Griffin
6Tyson Ross
7Chi Chi Gonzalez
8Nick Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Bush
2Jeremy Jeffress
3Sam Dyson
4Tony Barnette
5Jose Leclerc
6Alex Claudio
7Keone Kela
8Austin Bibens-Dirkx
9Jake Diekman
10Dario Alvarez