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Zack Cozart | Shortstop | #2

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 204
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Zack Cozart ripped a single to left that plated the tying and go-ahead runs in the ninth inning as his club beat the Indians 4-3 on Wednesday.
He came up with two outs in the top of the ninth inning. Arismendy Alcantara was on third and Billy Hamilton was on first. Cozart drilled a line drive that bounced right in front of left-fielder Michael Brantley, who blocked the ball in front of him on a dive. Alcantara scored easily from third while Billy Hamilton blazed around from first base on a ball that no other player in baseball could have scored on. Cozart went 1-for-4 with a walk in the game. He is having an excellent season, sporting a .340/.420/.563 triple slash with four homers, 26 runs and 23 RBI in 39 games. He has missed a few games here and there with a nagging wrist injury that doesn't seem to have affected his hitting. May 25 - 1:40 AM

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Zack Cozart started Monday and went 1-for-4 with two RBI against the Indians.

Cozart didn't play Sunday because of lingering soreness in his left wrist.
May 22 - 11:25 PM

Zack Cozart is absent from the Reds' lineup Sunday.

Cozart was supposed to be off Sunday regardless, but his left wrist is sore again. Consider him day-to-day. The Reds have Jose Peraza at shortstop and Arismendy Alcantara at second base.
May 21 - 10:14 AM

Zack Cozart went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

He has been one of the biggest surprises in the season's first six weeks and has served as one of the best fantasy shortstops to date. He is batting a very strong .350/.437/.608 with four homers, 24 runs scored, 17 RBI and two steals. He could be on the move this summer as the rebuilding Reds look to cash him in for prospects in a trade with a contender.
May 18 - 12:47 AM

Zack Cozart (wrist) is in the Reds' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Cubs.

Cozart sat out Saturday and Sunday in San Francisco with a sore left wrist. It's something that has been bothering him off and on for much of the 2017 regular season, but he is starting at shortstop and batting second Tuesday versus Cubs right-hander John Lackey.
May 16 - 4:37 PM

Zack Cozart (wrist) is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

Cozart has been battling a sore left wrist off and on all season. He expects to be back in the lineup Tuesday. The Reds have Jose Peraza at shortstop and Scooter Gennett at second base.
May 14 - 2:32 PM

Zack Cozart is absent from the Reds' starting lineup on Saturday.

Looks to be just a routine day off for Cozart after an exhausting extra-inning affair on Friday. Arismendy Alcantara will start at shortstop and bat second against Matt Moore and the Giants on Saturday.
May 13 - 2:18 PM

Zack Cozart went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead RBI double in Thursday's win over the Giants.

Cozart doubled twice in the contest. It was the second two-bagger which really mattered. Facing off against Hunter Strickland with a runner on third and one out in the eighth inning, Cozart came through with an RBI double to left center to put the Reds ahead 3-2. They would go on to win by that final score. For the season as a whole, the veteran shortstop is slashing a beautiful .356/.444/.596 with two homers, 14 RBI and 21 runs scored across 104 at-bats. Four of his last six games have been two-hit affairs.
May 12 - 1:26 AM

Zack Cozart went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Cozart helped pad out the Reds' 3-0 fifth-inning lead via a solo home run off Johnny Cueto. The homer was his second of the season. The veteran shortstop is now up to a five-game hitting streak, with two doubles and a home run coming in that space. He is off to a sizzling .351/.438/.596 start through his first 94 at-bats of the 2017 season and has picked up two hits in each of his last three games.
May 7 - 7:08 PM

Zack Cozart (wrist) went 2-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored in his return to action Monday against the Brewers.

Cozart sat out Sunday's game due to some nagging soreness in his left wrist, but it appears that the rest did him some good. The 31-year-old is off to an excellent start this season, batting .386/.471/.684 with one homer, nine RBI, and a 12/10 K/BB ratio through 17 games.
Apr 25 - 8:47 AM

Zack Cozart was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a sore left wrist.

It's the same issue that cost him a couple games earlier this month. Jose Peraza has moved over to shortstop, Scooter Gennett will move from left field to second base and Patrick Kivlehan enters the lineup in left.
Apr 23 - 11:54 AM

Zack Cozart went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Brewers on Saturday.

He tripled to center in the second inning to drive in a run. Cozart leads the major leagues with his .485 batting average and 1.356 OPS. He has a hit in all nine games he has played this year. The veteran is also one of the best defensive shortstops in the majors and may make a nice trade chip for the rebuilding Reds. They are in first place right now but that seems unlikely to last long.
Apr 15 - 5:56 PM

Zack Cozart went 3-for-3 in a loss to the Brewers on Thursday.

Cozart has now hit safely in all eight games in which he's played, batting .481/.516/.704 with two doubles and two triples. It seems as though he does something like this every year, starting hot amid questions of whether it can last. It hasn't yet. Perhaps the Reds can parlay his good start into a trade that frees up time for Dilson Herrera at second base, with Jose Peraza sliding over to short.
Apr 14 - 8:15 AM

Zack Cozart (wrist) is back in the Reds' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Pirates.

He'll start at shortstop and bat seventh after missing a couple of days with a sore wrist. Cozart stands 9-for-20 (.450) with two triples in six regular-season games.
Apr 12 - 2:36 PM

Zack Cozart (wrist) said he expects to return to the Reds' starting lineup on Wednesday.

Cozart was scratched from Monday's lineup with a sore wrist and he is sitting out again Tuesday, but it's apparently not a serious issue. Jose Peraza will fill in at shortstop Tuesday night against the Pirates, with Scooter Gennett covering second base.
Apr 11 - 4:45 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Amir Garrett
6Bronson Arroyo
7Tim Adleman
8Lisalverto Bonilla
9Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Austin Brice
8Robert Stephenson
9Nefi Ogando
10Jake Buchanan
11Asher Wojciechowski