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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 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.
His fifth-inning blast off was his first home run of the season and the only offense the Reds could muster off Carlos Martinez. The 29-year-old has hit safely in seven straight games and is batting .368 (14-for-38) on the young season, but with his poor plate discipline, it's unlikely to last. Apr 18 - 5:57 PM

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Reds manager Bryan Price said Saturday that Zack Cozart remains the team's starter at shortstop and there is no competition from Eugenio Suarez.

Cozart is coming off an incredibly disappointing 2014 season where he slashed just .221/.268/.300 with four homers and 38 RBI, ranking dead last in OPS among all qualified shortstops. While Cozart is a terrific defender, the 23-year-old Suarez offers much more upside offensively.
Feb 28 - 10:54 AM

Reds and SS Zack Cozart avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.35 million contract.

It's right at the $2.3 million projected him to earn in his first year of arbitration. Cozart is a fine defensive shortstop, but his .568 OPS last season ranked dead-last among those who qualified for the batting title.
Jan 16 - 11:43 AM

Zack Cozart went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

It was the only offense of the game for the Reds. Cozart has been one of the least productive regulars in the majors this season, batting just .225/.273/.299 with three home runs and 37 RBI over 140 games.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 12:03:00 AM

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.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 05:50:00 AM

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.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 03:29:00 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.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 07:50:00 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.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 08:01:00 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.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 04:32:00 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.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 11:07:00 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.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 04:35:00 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.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:53:00 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.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 02:23:00 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.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 04:04:00 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.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 07:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

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
S1Johnny Cueto
2Homer Bailey
3Mike Leake
4Anthony DeSclafani
5Jason Marquis
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jumbo Diaz
3Burke Badenhop
4Tony Cingrani
5Sean Marshall
6JJ Hoover
7Manny Parra
8Kevin Gregg
9Pedro Villarreal