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Zack Cozart | Shortstop | #2

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / CIN
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Zack Cozart (knee) is not expected to miss much time.
Cozart gave the Reds a bit of a scare when he was forced to exit Sunday's game against the Pirates with an injury to his surgically-repaired right knee, but he's merely dealing with some tendinitis and should be fine. He could play on Monday, but the Reds are understandably being cautious with him. Consider him day-to-day. May 2 - 4:11 PM

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Zack Cozart (knee) is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Monday against the Giants.

Cozart left Sunday's series finale against the Pirates after suffering a right knee injury. He walked off the field under his own power, but it's the same knee Cozart had surgery on in 2015 so there's reason for concern. Look for more information from the Reds soon. Ivan DeJesus Jr. is starting at shortstop and batting second Monday versus Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto.
May 2 - 1:42 PM

Zack Cozart left Sunday's game against the Pirates with an apparent right knee injury.

Cozart reached on an error to start the top of the eighth inning but then was met by a trainer at second base. He appeared to point to his right knee and then walked off the field. It's the same knee that Cozart had ACL surgery on last season, so it's reasonable to have some concern. The Reds should have more on Cozart's status later Sunday.
May 1 - 3:56 PM

Zack Cozart homered against the Mets on Wednesday, ultimately going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored.

Cozart mashed a 2-1 slider from Matt Harvey over the left-field wall to leadoff Wednesday night's game. It's been a hot start to the season for the shortstop. He's hitting .397/.388/.603 on the year with two homers and seven doubles. That .411 BABIP is going to come crashing down to earth; however, he's a good bet for double-digit homers if he can stay healthy. That's not something to sneeze at for a shortstop, either. Only 17 of them did that a year ago.
Apr 27 - 11:12 PM

Zack Cozart drove in two runs in Monday’s loss to the Mets.

Cozart delivered a sacrifice fly in the third inning before hitting an RBI single in the seventh. The 30-year-old has only drawn one walk this season, so he's not an ideal fit for the leadoff spot, but it hasn't mattered much so far. He's batting .389 (21-for-54) through his first 14 games.
Apr 25 - 10:56 PM

Zack Cozart managed the Reds' only run on Friday night against the Cubs, connecting with a solo homer to lead-off the sixth inning.

Cozart had been swinging the bat well to start the season, but Friday's homer marked his first of the campaign. He's hitting .378/.375/.556 and sits atop the Reds' batting order on most nights. Fantasy owners can take a shot on Cozart if they're desperate at the shortstop position -- after all, he did hit nine homers in just 214 PA a year ago -- but he's never hit over .260 in a full season and is now on the wrong side of 30 years old. It's hard to project too much growth at this point.
Apr 22 - 11:18 PM

Zack Cozart is getting the day off Wednesday.

Ivan DeJesus Jr. will draw the start at shortstop and hit eighth against Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis. Cozart is batting .432 with a .993 OPS in 40 plate appearances to open the 2016 regular season.
Apr 20 - 9:54 AM

Zack Cozart had three of the Reds' 15 hits in a 9-8 win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Cozart doubled twice and singled, collecting two RBI with a run scored. He' been on fire this year when a quad injury hasn't kept him out of the lineup, hitting safely in all seven games with 12 hits in 25 at-bats. Batting atop the Reds' lineup is nice, but Cozart still doesn't hold value outside of NL-only and fairly deep mixed leagues.
Apr 16 - 6:51 PM

Zack Cozart (quad) went 2-for-4 with a run scored Friday in his return to action.

Cozart missed the previous two games with a sore right quad, but he’s doing better now. The 30-year-old is batting .429 (9-for-21) through six games this season and has hit safely in all of them.
Apr 16 - 1:07 AM

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

It's his first game since Monday, as he's battled a sore right quad the last few days. Cozart is at shortstop and batting leadoff.
Apr 15 - 3:54 PM

Zack Cozart (quad) expects to return Friday against the Cardinals.

He declared himself ready after hitting, running and taking grounders on Thursday. Manager Bryan Price agrees Cozart will play at some point this weekend but stopped short of saying he'd be in the lineup Friday. Cozart has missed Cincinnati's last two games with quad tightness.
Apr 14 - 5:40 PM

Zack Cozart (quad) is out again Thursday.

Cozart made an early exit from Monday's series opener against the Cubs with tightness in his lower right quad and will now miss Thursday's series finale. Eugenio Suarez is starting at shortstop and Jordan Pacheco is playing third base versus Cubs righty Jason Hammel.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Apr 14 - 3:25 PM

Zack Cozart (quad) is out of the Reds' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

Cozart left Monday's series opener against the Cubs after experiencing tightness in his lower right quad. He's considered day-to-day. Ivan DeJesus Jr. is starting at shortstop Wednesday versus Cubs right-hander John Lackey and Billy Hamilton will hit leadoff.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Apr 13 - 3:09 PM

Zack Cozart left Monday's game against the Cubs in the fourth inning with tightness in his lower right quad.

Cozart went 1-for-2 with a single before being replaced by Ivan De Jesus Jr. at shortstop in the bottom of the fourth inning. It's probably safe to call him day-to-day.
Apr 11 - 10:13 PM

Zack Cozart is starting at shortstop and hitting leadoff for the Reds on Sunday versus the Pirates.

Billy Hamilton hit leadoff Saturday while Cozart got the day off, but he's back in the nine-hole Sunday with Cozart returning to the lineup. Cozart has five hits in his first 12 at-bats this season.
Apr 10 - 9:51 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Jordan Pacheco
4Ramon Cabrera
5Kyle Skipworth
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Scott Schebler
2Adam Duvall
3Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4John Lamb
5Alfredo Simon
6Brandon Finnegan
7Michael Lorenzen
8Dan Straily
9Jon Moscot
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1JJ Hoover
2Tony Cingrani
3Caleb Cotham
4Blake Wood
5Ross Ohlendorf
6J.C. Ramirez