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Zack Cozart | Shortstop

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Reds transferred SS Zack Cozart from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Donovan Hand. Cozart is out for the season with a right knee injury. Jun 16 - 8:39 PM

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Reds placed SS Zack Cozart on the 15-day disabled list with a season-ending right knee injury.

Cozart tore multiple ligaments and tendons in his right knee Wednesday when he lunged for first base while trying to beat out an infield single. He's scheduled to undergo surgery Monday, and the rehab will take at least nine months. Cozart was off to a surprisingly good start this season, batting .258/.310/.459 with nine home runs, 28 RBI, and 28 runs scored through 53 games. Eugenio Suarez is taking over as the Reds' starting shortstop.
Jun 11 - 2:51 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said after Wednesday's game that he expects Zack Cozart (knee) to need a trip to the disabled list.

It was pretty obvious if you saw Cozart being carried off the field after suffering a right knee injury. The shortstop underwent an MRI, but results aren't available yet. Eugenio Suarez could be an option to come up to take his spot on the roster.
Jun 10 - 4:06 PM

Zack Cozart left Wednesday's game versus the Phillies with a right knee injury.

Cozart lunged for first base while trying to beat out an infield single, slipped on the base and appeared to hyperextend his knee. He was down in a lot of pain and had to be carried off the field. Obviously a disabled list stint is likely, but more should be known about Cozart's status later Wednesday.
Jun 10 - 12:49 PM

Zack Cozart hit his third home run in his last four games, going 1-for-5 as the Reds trampled the Phillies on Tuesday.

Cozart gave the Reds plenty of early breathing room, taking Aaron Harang yard in the first inning for a three-run home run. The shortstop, now with nine home runs, appears likely to exceed his current career-high of 15 homers. He's also knocked in 28 runs while batting .259/.311/.461.
Jun 9 - 10:55 PM

Zack Cozart went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run, helping the Reds take down the Phillies on Monday.

Cozart pushed the Reds' lead to 3-1 with an RBI double in the third inning. He tacked on a solo home run off of Justin De Fratus to make it 6-3. The shortstop hadn't been much of an offensive threat since getting an everyday job in 2012, but has been surprisingly productive at the plate this year. He has eight homers, 25 RBI, and a .261/.314/.452 triple-slash line.
Jun 8 - 10:11 PM

Zack Cozart is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

Cozart has predictably cooled off after a hot start, batting just .118/.200/.235 over his last 10 games. Kristopher Negron is at shortstop Sunday.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 24 - 9:57 AM

Zack Cozart went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Friday's loss to the Indians.

Cozart has just four hits in 31 at-bats over his last nine games. His batting average has fallen from .320 to .278 during his recent slump. We weren't expecting his hot start to last anyway, but he's still capable of providing some pop from a MI (middle infielder) spot in fantasy leagues.
May 22 - 10:46 PM

Zack Cozart launched a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Giants.

Cozart missed some time earlier this week with a wrist injury, but he's obviously feeling better now. He's already up to six home runs on the year, which is two more than he had all of last season. We're still skeptical that his .319 batting average is meant to last, but he has amassed as many as 15 home runs in a season before and hitting second in the Reds' lineup should help him stay fantasy relevant.
May 15 - 10:26 PM

Zack Cozart (wrist) is back in the Reds' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Braves.

Cozart sat out Monday and Tuesday with some lingering soreness in his left wrist, which was struck by a pitch on May 3. He's batting second in his return Wednesday.
May 13 - 4:10 PM

Zack Cozart (wrist) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

Cozart was scratched from Monday's lineup with a sore left wrist, an injury which dates back to a hit-by-pitch on May 3. He's obviously not feeling right yet. Kris Negron will fill in at shortstop.
May 12 - 2:54 PM

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

It's the same wrist that caused him to miss a few games last week. Consider Cozart day-to-day for the time being. Kristopher Negron has taken his spot at shortstop.
May 11 - 6:39 PM

Zach Cozart went 3-for-4 with a two-run double in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

With the Reds down 3-1, Cozart stepped in against White Sox closer David Robertson and delivered a double to tie the game at 3-3. In addition to the big double, Cozart added a pair of singles. The shortstop had missed several games in a row with a sore wrist, but looked sprightly enough on Sunday, even (unsuccessfully) attempting a steal. This season, he's hitting .324/.369/.549.
May 10 - 5:40 PM

Zack Cozart (wrist) is back in the Reds' lineup Friday.

Cozart had been out of action with a sore wrist. The shortstop is sporting a surprising .304/.343/.533 batting line with five homers this season.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 8 - 4:18 PM

Zack Cozart (finger, wrist) took batting practice on the field and took soft tosses in the cage on Thursday.

Cozart will miss his third straight game due to a bruised right index finger and sore left wrist. While he's still dealing with inflammation, he called Thursday a good day. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 7 - 5:56 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brayan Peña
2Tucker Barnhart
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Kyle Waldrop
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Michael Lorenzen
3Raisel Iglesias
4David Holmberg
5Keyvius Sampson
6Jon Moscot
7Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Dylan Axelrod
8Pedro Villarreal
9Nate Adcock
10Sean Marshall