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Pete Kozma | Third Baseman | #33

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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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Tigers sent INF Pete Kozma outright to Triple-A Toledo.
Kozma was designated for assignment on Friday evening after batting .175/.195/.300 in 41 plate appearances with the Tigers. The 30-year-old infielder drew no interest from other teams on the waiver wire. Jun 4 - 1:33 PM

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Tigers designated INF Pete Kozma for assignment.

Kozma hit .175/.195/.300 over 15 games. He figures to clear waivers and stick around in the organization at Triple-A Toledo.
Jun 1 - 4:50 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of INF Pete Kozma from Triple-A Toledo.

He'll give them a solid backup infield glove at multiple positions. Kozma has hit just .195/.256/.293 this season at Toledo and .215/.282/.285 in his career in the majors.
May 8 - 12:04 AM

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

Kozma could have a decent chance at cracking the Opening Day roster of the rebuilding Tigers. The steady-fielding, light-hitting infielder sports a career .215/.282/.285 batting line over parts of six big league seasons.
Jan 5 - 11:48 AM

Rangers released INF Pete Kozma.

Kozma was pushed off the Rangers' 40-man roster in late July and has now been dropped from the roster at Triple-A Round Rock. The 29-year-old infielder owns a brutal .139/.225/.160 batting line over his last 162 plate appearances at the major league level.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 01:23:00 PM

Rangers sent INF Pete Kozma outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Kozma cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and has decided to remain in the organization rather than elect free agency. He'll represent utility depth.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 03:18:00 PM

Rangers designated INF Pete Kozma for assignment.

Kozma was batting .111/.200/.194 in 41 plate appearances with the Rangers. The 29-year-old infielder has just four extra-base hits in his last 188 major league games.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 03:32:00 PM

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.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 02:45:00 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 02:43:00 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.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 10:15:00 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

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