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Zack Cozart | Shortstop | #2

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 204
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / CIN
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Zack Cozart socked a two-run homer and added a single Tuesday versus the Cardinals.
Cozart took John Gant deep in the third inning to give the Reds a 4-0 lead at the time, but the Cardinals outscored them 8-3 the rest of the way. It was Cozart's 23rd bomb of the season, and five of them have come over his last seven contests. Sep 19 - 11:00 PM

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Zack Cozart is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

It looks to be a routine day off. Zach Vincej is at shortstop in what is his first start in the majors.
Sep 17 - 10:18 AM

Zack Cozart slugged a pair of solo home runs to lead his team to a 4-2 victory over the Pirates on Friday.

He victimized starter Chad Kuhl twice in the contest. It was his third multi-homer game of the season despite missing about five weeks' worth of games with various maladies this year. He is having by far the best season of his career as he heads into free agency this winter. Cozart has an excellent .302/.391/.558 slash line with 22 homers, 60 RBI and 74 runs scored in 398 at-bats in 111 games.
Sep 15 - 11:06 PM

Zack Cozart swatted a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Cozart's long blast to left field off of Lance Lynn with one out in the top of the first inning got the scoring going. Unfortunately for the Reds, they were outscored 13-3 the rest of the way. Cozart has gone deep in back-to-back games and now has a career-high 20 longballs on the season.
Sep 12 - 11:29 PM

Zack Cozart went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, two runs scored and knocked in four runs in a win over the Mets on Sunday.

It's the 19th homer of the year for Cozart, which came off of Paul Sewald in the fifth with two runners on. He's been one of the best offensive shortstops in baseball to the surprise of pretty much everyone. It will be interesting to see what kind of offers he receives this winter with his impending free agency.
Sep 10 - 5:07 PM

Zack Cozart went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored Wednesday in the Reds' win over the Brewers.

Cozart singled and scored in the Reds' five-run third inning and then went deep off Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress in the bottom of the seventh. The impending free agent shortstop owns an outstanding .303/.396/.546 batting line with 18 home runs, 51 RBI, and 68 runs scored in 103 games played this season.
Sep 6 - 4:15 PM

Zack Cozart is absent from the Reds' starting lineup Thursday versus the Mets.

Cozart was recently claimed on revocable waivers by an unknown team, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, but that was merely to block another club from acquiring the 32-year-old shortstop. So there is no trade in the works. Jose Peraza is at short for the Reds on Thursday afternoon against New York. Cozart is set to become a free agent this winter.
Aug 31 - 10:22 AM

Zack Cozart (shin) has returned to the Reds' lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

Cozart hasn't played since he was hit in the shin area by a pitch during Friday's game. He'll bat second against right-hander John Lackey in his return to action.
Aug 22 - 2:59 PM

Zack Cozart was removed from Friday's game against the Braves after being hit by a pitch.

Cozart appeared to be hit near his ankle. He was in pain and limping around after the game, but he indicated that he believes he was able to avoid any serious injury. The Reds are likely to give him an extra day of rest of Saturday, but it doesn't appear as though this will turn into a stint on the disabled list.
Aug 18 - 11:27 PM

Zack Cozart is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.

This appears to be a routine breather for Cozart, who slugged a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss at Wrigley Field. Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and bat second Thursday versus Cubs left-hander Jon Lester.
Aug 17 - 11:31 AM

Zack Cozart slugged a two-run homer in a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

He found a pitch to his liking from reliever Hector Rondon in the seventh inning. The starting shortstop for the National League in the All Star Game owns a splendid .312/.401/.580 slash line with 17 home runs and 48 RBI in 85 games. He has been able to maintain that level of performance despite battling multiple injuries and spending two stints on the disabled list.
Aug 17 - 12:40 AM

Zack Cozart went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two total RBI and three runs scored in Friday's win over the Brewers.

Cozart connected for a solo home run off Jimmy Nelson in the first inning and also picked up an RBI single in the fourth. He has turned in multi-hit performances in three of his last four games. For the campaign as a whole, the shortstop is slashing a lovely .320/.405/.583 with 15 homers and 45 RBI over the course of an even 300 at-bats.
Aug 12 - 12:46 AM

Zack Cozart went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the win over the Padres on Thursday.

The homer was Cozart's second in four games since he returned from the disabled list. Injuries have taken a toll on his breakout season, but he's still been on a roll when he's been able to play and his OPS is back up to .974 after tumbling to .919 on July 17.
Aug 10 - 4:16 PM

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

Cozart missed barely over the minimum amount of time with a strained left quad. He's back at shortstop and hitting second on Sunday against Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals.
Aug 6 - 10:38 AM

Reds placed INF Zack Cozart on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 26, with a strained left quad.

Cozart missed time for the injury earlier in the month and aggravated it again on Tuesday. Kevin Shackelford was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Jul 29 - 1:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
4Chad Wallach
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Jose Peraza
SS1Zack Cozart
2Zach Vincej
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Phillip Ervin
RF1Scott Schebler
2Jesse Winker
3Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Luis Castillo
6Robert Stephenson
7Sal Romano
8Asher Wojciechowski
9Tyler Mahle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Wandy Peralta
5Tim Adleman
6Kevin Shackelford
7Ariel Hernandez
8Alejandro Chacin
9Austin Brice
10Cody Reed
11Rookie Davis
12Jackson Stephens
13Amir Garrett
14Luke Farrell