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Pete Kozma | Shortstop

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 2 - 3:44 PM

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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.
Jun 25 - 10:13 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.
Mar 31 - 5:28 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.
Feb 22 - 7:03 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

Cardinals optioned INF Pete Kozma to Triple-A Memphis.

The move clears a spot for Mark Ellis to be activated from the disabled list. Kozma has only logged three plate appearances so far this season and will now serve as infield depth in the minors.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 10:42:00 AM

Adam Rubin on reports the Cardinals are making Pete Kozma available in trade talks.

Rubin also notes that despite his availability and the Mets' desire to acquire a starting shortstop, the team isn't believed to be interested in the soon-to-be 26-year-old. It's not surprising, as Kozma doesn't offer much of an upgrade at the plate over current shortstop Ruben Tejada. The Tigers may have some interest in Kozma to fill in during Jose Iglesias' absence.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 08:50:00 PM

Pete Kozma is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the World Series against the Red Sox on Thursday.

Kozma had an awful performance in the field in Game 1, so Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is going with Daniel Descalso at shortstop for Game 2. Another change has Jon Jay in center field in place of Shane Robinson.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Pete Kozma will start at shortstop in Game 5 of the NLCS against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Daniel Descalso made the start at shortstop in Game 4 on Tuesday, but Kozma is back in there as the Cardinals attempt to finish off the Dodgers. The full St. Louis lineup: Matt Carpenter 2B, Carlos Beltran RF, Matt Holliday LF, Matt Adams 1B, Yadier Molina C, Jon Jay CF, David Freese 3B, Kozma SS, Joe Kelly SP.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 01:46:00 PM

Pete Kozma is starting at shortstop for the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLCS.

He's now started four straight games, as he appears to have officially overtaken Daniel Descalso as Mike Matheny's preferred option at short. Kozma batted .400/.455/.500 during the NLDS and made a few nice plays in the field.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 05:47:00 PM

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