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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 went 0-for-3 at the dish Saturday in his return to the lineup.
Cozart received an injection for his sore right wrist and is now ready to gut it out. He's hit just .226/.273/.302 for the Reds this season. Sep 7 - 5:50 AM

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Zack Cozart could return Saturday after receiving an injection for his sore right wrist.

The Reds have Ramon Santiago at shortstop tonight. Jake Elmore played there Thursday.
Sep 5 - 3:29 PM

Zack Cozart is dealing with a sore right wrist.

Cozart was away from the team for the birth of his child, but he was supposed to be back in time for Thursday's game at the Orioles. Instead, he remained in Cincinnati for treatment. Reds manager Bryan Price said it isn't season-threatening, so it sounds as though it's a day-to-day deal for Cozart right now.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Sep 3 - 7:50 PM

Zack Cozart is away from the Reds after his wife gave birth on Tuesday.

It's not clear when Cozart will return. A transaction to put him on paternity leave wasn't made since rosters are expanded. Ramon Santiago is at shortstop Tuesday.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Sep 2 - 8:01 PM

Zack Cozart went 3-for-4 with a double, two steals and three runs scored as the Reds beat the Cubs 7-2 on Thursday.

The Reds were 6-for-6 stealing bases, racking up all of them in the first four innings while Jake Arrieta was in the game. It was their most steals in a game since 2006, when Felipe Lopez had four and Ryan Freel had two. Joining Cozart with two steals today was Todd Frazier, while Billy Hamilton and Kris Negron had one apiece.
Aug 28 - 4:32 PM

Zack Cozart had a three-run homer and an RBI single Wednesday versus the Indians.

The homer was just Cozart's third of 2014 after he hit 15 as a rookie in 2012 and 12 last year. It also gave him his first three-RBI game of the season on his way to four. Last year, he had six games with at least three RBI.
Aug 6 - 11:07 PM

Zack Cozart returned to the Reds starting lineup on Friday, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout in a loss to the Nationals.

Cozart had been sidelined since leaving Tuesday's game after he was hit by a pitch. He was dropped back to eighth in the lineup for this contest, which given his atrocious .225/.276/.293 slash line on the season is probably still too high.
Jul 26 - 4:35 AM

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

Cozart had to exit Tuesday's game versus the Brewers after being hit by a pitch. Consider him day-to-day.
Jul 22 - 10:53 PM

Zack Cozart delivered a two-run single in the top of the 11th Saturday in the Reds' 7-3 win over the Giants.

Cozart's hit up the middle broke a 2-2 tie and opened the floodgates for a five-run inning. It was his second knock of the game, and it gave him four hits and four RBI in the series against the Giants. With a .261 average and nine RBI, he's having his best month of the season in June.
Jun 29 - 2:23 AM

Zack Cozart went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in a win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Cozart doubled in his second straight game, coming around to score on Homer Bailey's two-run single. The defense-first shortstop is hitting a paltry .221/.257/.309 on the season.
Jun 8 - 4:04 PM

Zack Cozart belted one of four Reds solo home runs off Wade Miley in Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Cozart's blast was the first of the four and got the Reds on the board in the third inning. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4, but is still hitting a disappointing .225/.266/.313 with two homers and 13 RBI on the year.
Jun 1 - 7:21 PM

Zack Cozart was one of only a handful of Reds who had a respectable night at the plate in Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.

Cozart collected two of the team’s six total hits against Adam Wainwright and company. The 28-year-old has picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks, hitting .372 (16-for-43) in his last 11 contests.
May 25 - 11:24 PM

Batting second for the second time this season, Zack Cozart went 3-for-5 with a steal against the Nationals on Wednesday.

Cozart has hit in five straight to raise his average from .203 to .228. Still, he's no one's idea of a No. 2 hitter. Besides the lifetime .284 OBP, today's steal was his first since 2012.
May 21 - 8:15 PM

Zack Cozart went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

Cozart was the only Red with multiple hits on the night, a small consolation. Like a lot of Reds, Cozart has yet to get on a roll offensively, putting up a meager .214/.255/.297 slash line thus far.
May 20 - 10:33 PM

Zack Cozart had three hits and two RBI against the Padres on Thursday to raise his average to .208.

It's the highest his average has been all season. His two RBI today were first since April 22. The Reds have stuck with him because of his defense, but they're hoping his bat ticks up as time goes along.
May 15 - 3:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
2Jake Elmore
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
4Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Daniel Corcino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Logan Ondrusek
6Pedro Villarreal
7Trevor Bell
8Sean Marshall
9Carlos Contreras
10Ryan Dennick
11JJ Hoover