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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
Contract: view contract details

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Reds and SS Zack Cozart avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.925 million contract.
Cozart missed the final four months of the 2015 season after undergoing knee surgery. He'll have to beat out Eugenio Suarez in camp to regain his starting job at shortstop. Jan 15 - 8:37 PM

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Zack Cozart (knee) indicated Saturday that he feels great and expects to be 100 percent by the beginning of spring training.

He is wearing a brace on his surgically repaired right knee that will still allow him to hit and make cuts while running. He'll have some competition in the spring as Eugenio Suarez was very impressive in Cozart's absence in 2015.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 12:56:00 PM

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

It's a procedural move made in order to put him back on the 40-man roster. Cozart missed the last four months of the season after blowing out his right knee but expects to be ready for the start of next year.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 06:20:00 PM

Zack Cozart (knee) hopes to begin running and agility drills later this week.

Cozart tore multiple ligaments and tendons in his right knee back in early June while trying to beat out an infield single. "It's been a slow three months, but it's crazy how every couple of weeks, I feel that much better," Cozart said Monday. "I get to test my strength on Wednesday. If I'm strong enough, I get to begin running and some agilities." He should be ready for the start of the 2016 season.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 01:06:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 08:39:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 02:51:00 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.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 04:06:00 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.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 12:49:00 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.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 10:55:00 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.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 10:11:00 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.
Sun, May 24, 2015 09:57:00 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.
Fri, May 22, 2015 10:46:00 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.
Fri, May 15, 2015 10:26:00 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.
Wed, May 13, 2015 04:10:00 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.
Tue, May 12, 2015 02:54:00 PM

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