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Zack Cozart | Shortstop | #2

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Reds and SS Zack Cozart avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.325 million contract.
It's a big raise for Cozart in what is his final year of arbitration eligibility. He'll enter 2017 as the Reds' starter at shortstop, although they could turn the job over to Jose Peraza at some point. Jan 13 - 1:04 PM

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Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Mariners "remain interested" in trading for Reds shortstop Zack Cozart.

Seattle nearly acquired Cozart at the August 1 trade deadline and the two sides will likely restart negotiations shortly. Or already have. Reds general manager Dick Williams told the Cincinnati Enquirer earlier this month that Cozart is among the club's available pieces. The 31-year-old is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter after batting .252/.308/.425 with 16 home runs and 50 RBI over 121 games in 2016.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 09:41:00 PM

Reds GM Dick Williams said he's open to listening to trade offers on shortstop Zack Cozart.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported Wednesday that the Reds have no intention of trading Joey Votto this winter, but it sounds like Cozart may very well be on the move. "He can be a part of grooming players and he can be a part of a winning clubhouse," said Williams of his veteran shortstop. "But if there’s something that really puts the franchise in a better position for ’18 and ’19 that works, it’s something we’d have to consider. We’ve shown the willingness to trade guys who have been with us if it helps us get better." Cozart, 31, is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 08:38:00 AM

Reds activated SS Zack Cozart from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now back on the 40-man roster after his season ended prematurely due to soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee. Cozart is expected to be shopped in trades this winter, with the Mariners looking like a probable landing spot after they discussed the shortstop with the Reds at the deadline.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 08:55:00 AM

Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News-Tribune reports that the Mariners are expected to revisit trade talks with the Reds this winter regarding Zack Cozart.

The two sides nearly completed a pre-deadline deal that would have sent Cozart to Seattle in exchange for pitching prospect Luiz Gohara and another prospect, but they ran out of time. Acquiring Cozart, who will be in his walk year in 2017, would allow the Mariners to give Ketel Marte a bit more seasoning in the minors. It would also clear an everyday job in Cincinnati for Jose Peraza.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 02:34:00 PM

Reds transferred SS Zack Cozart from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Patrick Kivlehan, who was claimed off waivers from the Padres on Wednesday afternoon. Cozart is done for the season with a nagging right knee injury. He will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 02:21:00 PM

Reds placed SS Zack Cozart on the 15-day disabled list.

Cozart hadn't appeared in a game since September 10 due to a nagging right knee injury and he won't play in another game this season. This was really just a procedural move. The 31-year-old shortstop finishes with a .252/.308/.425 batting line, 16 homers, 50 RBI, four steals, and 67 runs scored. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter after making $2.925 million in 2016.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 02:53:00 PM

Zack Cozart (knee) is unlikely to play again this season.

Cozart has not been officially shut down, but Reds manager Bryan Price more or less shut the door Wednesday on a potential return. The 31-year-old shortstop has been sidelined by right knee soreness since September 10. Prior to the injury, he was hitting .252/.308/.425 with 16 homers and 50 RBI over 464 at-bats. The 31-year-old shortstop carries one more season of contractual control in 2017.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 08:03:00 PM

Zack Cozart (knee) did not travel with the team to Chicago.

Cozart hasn't played since September 10 due to nagging right knee soreness. He's not officially shut down, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect a meaningful contribution the rest of the way.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 05:12:00 PM

Zack Cozart (knee) remained out of the Reds' lineup Sunday.

Cozart hasn't played in over a week due to nagging right knee soreness. Ivan DeJesus Jr. will fill in at shortstop.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 10:20:00 AM

Zack Cozart (knee) remained out of the Reds' lineup Friday.

Cozart has battled soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee and Achilles off and on for a month now. This is the fifth game in a row he's missed. Jose Peraza is at shortstop.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 02:27:00 PM

Zack Cozart (knee) is out of the Reds' lineup again Tuesday versus the Brewers.

Cozart has been dealing with some soreness in his surgically-repaired knee of late and will now miss his third straight start. Ivan De Jesus Jr. is filling in at shortstop.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Zack Cozart was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a sore right knee.

Cozart has been battling some soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee and Achilles of late. He's available off the bench. Ivan De Jesus Jr. is filling in at shortstop.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:31:00 AM

Zack Cozart is out of the Reds' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Mets.

Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and bat leadoff in the matinee versus Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard. Cozart got off to a great start this season, but he's batting .229/.302/.326 so far in the second half.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 10:14:00 AM

Zack Cozart took the collar in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, finishing 0-for-5.

Cozart has now picked up hits in just three of his last 21 at-bats. All three of those hits came in the first two games of this weekend's series against the Cardinals. For the season, the 31-year-old shortstop is slashing .258/.313/.438 with 16 homers and 48 RBI over 445 at-bats.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 04:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
4Shawn Zarraga
5Rob Brantly
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Jose Peraza
3B1Eugenio Suarez
2Richie Shaffer
LF1Adam Duvall
2Jesse Winker
3Patrick Kivlehan
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
3Phillip Ervin
RF1Scott Schebler
2Aristides Aquino
3Hernan Iribarren
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Cody Reed
5Tim Adleman
6Robert Stephenson
7Barrett Astin
8Nick Travieso
9Luis Castillo
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Tony Cingrani
4Drew Storen
5Blake Wood
6Jumbo Diaz
7Wandy Peralta
8Austin Brice
9Ariel Hernandez
10Louis Coleman
11Lucas Luetge