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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 (quad) remains out of the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday night.
Cozart re-injured his left quad while running the bases on Tuesday, though he hasn't been placed back on the disabled list yet. Jose Peraza is at shortstop and batting seventh Thursday versus Marlins left-hander Chris O'Grady. Jul 27 - 3:08 PM

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Zack Cozart (quad) is out of the Reds' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Yankees.

Cozart aggravated his lingering left quad injury while running the bases on Tuesday night and could be looking at another extended absence. Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and bat ninth for the Reds on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Jul 26 - 10:36 AM

Zack Cozart aggravated his left quad injury on Tuesday night against the Yankees.

Cozart was held out of the Reds' starting lineup as a precautionary measure for the lingering injury, but he entered as a pinch-hitter in the eighth and had to beat out a fielder's choice to first base. Cozart was then pulled after limping into third after Billy Hamilton's two-out double to right field -- a hit Cozart normally would have scored on. This situation comes with awful timing for the rebuilding Reds, who were aiming to deal the impending free agent shortstop ahead of the July 31 trade deadline.
Jul 25 - 11:55 PM

Zack Cozart is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Yankees.

A routine day of rest for Cozart, who has been dealing with a quad issue. Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and Arismendy Alcantara will play second base.
Jul 25 - 3:33 PM

Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports that the Red Sox "have been watching" Zack Cozart recently.

Cozart would give the Red Sox another infield option, whether he plays third base or plays shortstop and Xander Bogaerts slides over to third. The impending free agent has batted a robust .317/.401/.565 with 11 homers for the Reds this season.
Jul 23 - 1:57 PM

Zack Cozart is absent from the Reds' starting lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Cozart went 4-for-6 with a home run in Wednesday night's win over Arizona, but Jose Peraza will get the start at shortstop in Thursday afternoon's series finale. Scooter Gennett is at second base.
Jul 20 - 10:05 AM

Zack Cozart went 4-for-6 with a home run and two RBI in an extra-inning, 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

He started things off with an RBI single in the first inning and busted a solo home run in the third frame off starter Zack Greinke. The veteran shortstop has always been a wizard in the field but this is the first season he has excelled at the dish. He was the National League starter at shortstop in his first All Star game last week. He is a free agent at the end of this season and is a prime candidate to be traded before the end of the month. He is batting .321/.400/.566 with 11 home runs, 38 RBI and 45 runs scored in 70 games.
Jul 20 - 1:19 AM

Zack Cozart went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Cozart went 3-for-5 with a pair of extra-base hits, including a first-inning solo dinger off Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray, and two runs scored; the rest of his Reds teammates went 3-for-27 with a pair of extra-base hits, including no homers, and zero runs scored. It was another day at the office for the 31-year-old, who's now hitting .313/.395/.548 overall. Cozart is sure to remain a name floated in trade rumors in the coming weeks, even if the Reds don't end up dealing him.
Jul 19 - 1:51 AM

Zack Cozart went 0-for-4 in Friday’s loss to the Nationals.

The All-Star shortstop is 8-for-32 (.250) with two doubles, one triple, and two RBI since coming off the disabled list at the end of June. The impending free agent is open to an extension with the Reds, but he’s a logical trade chip this month. If he’s moved, Jose Peraza would likely take over at shortstop, with Scooter Gennett covering second base duties.
Jul 14 - 11:05 PM

Zack Cozart is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Rockies.

Jose Peraza is at shortstop and Scooter Gennett is at second base for the visiting Reds. This looks to be a routine breather for Cozart, who went 2-for-5 with a double on Wednesday and is batting .315/.394/.542 with nine home runs and 33 RBI in 63 games this season.
Jul 6 - 11:45 AM

Zack Cozart is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Saturday.

Cozart returned from the disabled list on Friday, but it appears as though they'll ease him back into action. Jose Peraza will start in his place at shortstop and bat seventh for the Reds against Eddie Butler and th Cubs.
Jul 1 - 12:23 PM

Zack Cozart went 2-for-4 with a run scored Friday in his return from the disabled list.

Cozart, who missed a couple of weeks with a right quad strain, had a pair of singles in his return to action. The 31-year-old has been a huge surprise this season, batting .323/.405/.561 with nine homers and 33 RBI through 59 games. He figures to be a popular name leading into the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Jun 30 - 10:41 PM

Reds president of baseball operations Dick Williams said Friday that there's "mutual interest" between the team and Zack Cozart on a contract extension.

An impending free agent, Cozart has been a popular name brought up as a potential trade target. However, it appears there might be a better chance that the Reds lock him up on a long-term deal. Cozart has had a breakout season, batting .320/.404/.562 with nine homers, while continuing to play great defense. He'll turn 32 in August but should be able to land a pretty penny, whether it's from Cincinnati or in free agency.
Jun 30 - 6:02 PM

Reds activated SS Zack Cozart from the 10-day disabled list.

Cozart missed nearly two weeks of action with a strained right quad, but he's been going through workouts for a few days now and is ready to roll. He's at shortstop and batting second versus Mike Montgomery and the Cubs.
Jun 30 - 3:31 PM

Zack Cozart (quad) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Friday.

Cozart has increased his activity level this week and will return any day now. The Reds will hope that the current leading vote-getter at shortstop for the National League All-Star team stays hot before they likely trade him next month.
Jun 30 - 9:45 AM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Jose Peraza
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Luis Castillo
6Bronson Arroyo
7Tim Adleman
8Sal Romano
9Robert Stephenson
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Nefi Ogando
8Asher Wojciechowski