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Zack Cozart | Shortstop

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. May 15 - 10:26 PM

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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.
May 13 - 4:10 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.
May 12 - 2:54 PM

Zack Cozart was scratched from Monday's lineup with a sore left wrist.

It's the same wrist that caused him to miss a few games last week. Consider Cozart day-to-day for the time being. Kristopher Negron has taken his spot at shortstop.
May 11 - 6:39 PM

Zach Cozart went 3-for-4 with a two-run double in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

With the Reds down 3-1, Cozart stepped in against White Sox closer David Robertson and delivered a double to tie the game at 3-3. In addition to the big double, Cozart added a pair of singles. The shortstop had missed several games in a row with a sore wrist, but looked sprightly enough on Sunday, even (unsuccessfully) attempting a steal. This season, he's hitting .324/.369/.549.
May 10 - 5:40 PM

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

Cozart had been out of action with a sore wrist. The shortstop is sporting a surprising .304/.343/.533 batting line with five homers this season.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 8 - 4:18 PM

Zack Cozart (finger, wrist) took batting practice on the field and took soft tosses in the cage on Thursday.

Cozart will miss his third straight game due to a bruised right index finger and sore left wrist. While he's still dealing with inflammation, he called Thursday a good day. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 7 - 5:56 PM

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

Cozart hasn't played since taking a grounder off his right index finger on Sunday afternoon. X-rays turned up negative, but he still has some swelling. Kristopher Negron is at shortstop Thursday in Pittsburgh.
May 7 - 2:16 PM

Zack Cozart (wrist) remained out of the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

Cozart still has some soreness in his left wrist as a result of a hit by pitch Sunday. Kristopher Negron is filling in at shortstop.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 6 - 2:08 PM

Zack Cozart (wrist) is available off the bench for Tuesday night's game against the Pirates.

Cozart bruised his right index finger on a grounder Sunday, but it's a hit by pitch on his left wrist that's keeping him out of action Tuesday. He might be able to return Wednesday. Kristopher Negron is at shortstop versus the Bucs.
May 5 - 4:18 PM

X-rays on Zack Cozart's right index finger came back negative.

He's left with merely a bruise after hurting the finger while attempting to field a ground ball on Sunday. Consider Cozart day-to-day.
May 3 - 3:49 PM

Zack Cozart exited Sunday's game versus the Braves with a finger injury.

Cozart was hurt while attempting to field a ground ball. Replays showed that he appeared to be bleeding and may have cracked a fingernail. The Reds should provide an update on his status shortly.
May 3 - 2:57 PM

Zach Cozart homered and singled twice against the Braves on Saturday, finishing 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Cozart hit the two-run homer in the ninth inning, providing a little cushion for the Reds in what had been a three-run game. Coming off a .221/.268/.300 season, Cozart's offensive numbers to start the 2015 season are surprising, to say the least. He's slashing .308/.340/.538, with five home runs, 12 RBI and 13 runs scored over 91 at-bats. Enjoy the offensive spoils while they last.
May 3 - 12:00 AM

Zack Cozart hit two home runs in Tuesday's win over the Brewers, finishing 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored.

Cozart hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning before adding a solo shot in the seventh for good measure. He also singled and stole a base -- his first steal of the year -- in the win. The notoriously offensive-challenged shortstop has answered his critics thus far this season, as he's now got four homers and owns a .353/.389/.647 line through 14 games.
Apr 22 - 12:19 AM

Zack Cozart went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run on Monday in a win over the Brewers.

Cozart lifted a three-run home run to left field off of Wily Peralta in the sixth inning, bumping the Reds' lead up to 4-0. Cozart, who finished with a .568 OPS last season, has been hot at the plate to begin the season, batting .326/.367/.522 with two home runs and five RBI.
Apr 20 - 9:52 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mike Leake
3Anthony DeSclafani
4Jason Marquis
5Michael Lorenzen
6Raisel Iglesias
7Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6JJ Hoover
7Pedro Villarreal
8Ryan Mattheus
9Sean Marshall