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2 Zack Cozart SS
Height/Weight: 6-0/195 | Birthdate: 8/12/1985 | Birthplace: Memphis, TN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cincinnati | College: Mississippi | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $527,500 | Owned/Started%: 11/6 | Average Draft Position: 252.35
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Spate of Reds benched for battle at Wrigley Field


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) The Reds have issued a lineup for Wednesday against the host Cubs that one might have expected had they just clinched a playoff spot. Among those set to sit are third baseman Todd Frazier, second baseman Brandon Phillips, shortstop Zack Cozart, center fielder Billy Hamilton, right fielder Jay Bruce and catcher Devin Mesoraco.

None are listed as injured.


Zack Cozart returns from wrist issue Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart's sore right wrist has improved enough that he is back in the lineup Saturday against the Cardinals, after missing four straight games as a result of the injury. 

Zack Cozart improving, could return Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was still feeling a bit of soreness in his sore right wrist Friday, but it improved enough for him to take batting practice as he inches toward a return.

Cozart missed his fourth game in a row Friday, but manager Bryan Price told MLB.com he thinks he can be back in the lineup Saturday. A cortisone injection Wednesday appears to have helped, though the soreness has lingered just a bit.

"He's also been off for five days. Just let him have a day of activity and let him swing the bat, do some baseball-related stuff," Price said before batting practice. "If everything is good, he'll be in there [Saturday]."


Zack Cozart a no-go again with wrist problem


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart remains absent from the lineup for the Friday night game against the Mets.

Cozart has been out for a week following paternity leave and dealing with the wrist ailment. He will return to a weak stat line of .228/.275/.304 and three home runs in 448 at-bats.


Zack Cozart sidelined by wrist issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was set to return to the team Thursday after being with his wife for the birth of their first child, but he remained in Cincinnati Wednesday to undergo tests on his sore right wrist, MLB.com reports.

"It's not inconsequential, but it's not something that's going to threaten September for him," manager Bryan Price said.

Cozart received a cortisone shot in the injured wrist, leaving him unavailable to play until at least Friday.


Zack Cozart away from the team temporarily


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Reds infielder Zack Cozart is away from the club after his wife gave birth, according to MLB.com.

Since rosters expanded, there was no need for the club to make a move to replace Cozart. He should return in a few days. Cozart is hitting .228/.275/.304 over 448 at-bats. 


Zack Cozart picks up another three-hit game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Reds infielder Zack Cozart continued to swing a hot bat Thursday, in a 7-2 win over the Cubs.

Cozart went 3 for 4 in the game, his second three-hit game in the last four. He drove in one run with a second-inning single, and then added a double later in the game, in addition to two stolen bases.

Even with eight hits in his last four games, Cozart is still hitting just .235 in the month of August, though he does have a season-high 35 RBI in the month as well. 


Zack Cozart homers, drives in four runs Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart went 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBI in his team's 8-3 win over the Indians Wednesday.

Cozart put his team on the board with a three-run home run in the second inning and delivered an RBI single in the seventh to extend the lead to 6-0. He's put together back-to-back multihit performances, but Wednesday's home run was his first since June 1. Cozart has hit .225/.275/.299 with three home runs and 27 RBI in 374 at-bats.


Zack Cozart ready to roll against Nationals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is back in the lineup for the Friday night game against Washington after being sidelined since Tuesday with a finger ailment.

Cozart will hope to heat up upon his return. He has four hits in his last 32 at-bats and hasn't homered since June 1.


Zack Cozart absent from lineup day after hurting hand


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was absent from the starting lineup Wednesday at Milwaukee after leaving Tuesday's game due to a hand injury. Ramon Santiago took Cozart's place in the lineup Wednesday.

"It's swollen, but I think it's better," said Cozart, who was hit on the right hand Tuesday trying to bunt, per MLB.com. "I don't think hitting will be the problem. Throwing will be the problem."


Zack Cozart leaves with hand issue Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart left Tuesday's game due to a hand injury.

Cozart received X-rays on his hand following the game, but they came back negative. He's considered day-to-day for now. Cozart is hitting .228/.278/.297 over 333 at-bats. 


Zack Cozart catching break against Cubs


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Mildly slumping Reds shortstop Zack Cozart has been benched for the Monday night game against the Cubs. Ramon Santiago will hold down the position instead.

Cozart has just four hits in his last 22 at-bats. His average has fallen to .229.


Zack Cozart finding comfort zone at the plate


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart entered play Sunday at San Francisco with four RBI in his first three games in the series. 

"It's nice," Cozart said, per MLB.com. "It's been probably a month and a half now that I've felt pretty good for the most part at the plate."

Cozart reaffirmed his comfort level at the plate is rising after batting .180 through the first month.

"Overall, I think I've had pretty good at-bats, consistently, for a month and a half," Cozart said. "If I keep doing that, I'll start getting hits like I did the last couple of at-bats."


Reds sitting several starters in Thursday nightcap


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) The Reds are resting several starters in the second game of their Thursday doubleheader. Among them are shortstop Zack Cozart, who had a key two-run single in the opener, catcher Brayan Pena and outfielder Ryan Ludwick.

Zack Cozart comes through with slump-busting game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart broke out in style Thursday afternoon against San Diego. He ended a 1-for-13 slide with three singles, including one in the sixth inning that drove in two runs and gave his team a 5-0 lead that proved to be the final score.

Cozart will need a few more big games to forge a respectable average. He is still batting just .208 on the season.


Zack Cozart totals five RBI in Cubs series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart totaled a season-high three hits during an 8-2 win Sunday against the Cubs. Among his three hits were an RBI double in the fourth inning and two-run homer in the seventh inning.

Cozart, who scored twice, had his first home run of the season Sunday. He totaled five RBI in the three-game series at Chicago.


Zack Cozart sitting Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is not in the team's starting lineup Wednesday.

Cozart has gotten off to a slow start, collecting one hit over 23 at-bats. He'll be replaced by Ramon Santiago at short. 


Reds manager not worried about Zack Cozart


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart entered play Monday without a hit in his first five games. Despite a 0-for-19 skid to open the season, manager Bryan Price is not worried about his starting shortstop.

"You look around the league and see a lot of good hitters that are hitting .200, under .100 or still looking for their first hit," Price said, per MLB.com. "I don't have any lack of confidence in his ability to hit. I talked to him the other day and let him know to keep doing your thing, keep taking your at-bats and doing your work. He's our shortstop. He's going to play."


Zack Cozart returns Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart has returned to the starting lineup Saturday against the Mets.

Cozart is hitless in 11 at-bats this season, and was given a day off Friday night in order to clear his head. He'll play short and hit seventh against Dillon Gee.


Hitless Reds set to sit Friday against Mets


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Two slumping Reds have been given the day off Friday against the Mets. Perhaps Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton and shortstop Zack Cozart can use breaks to clear their minds.

Hamilton is hitless in 12 at-bats with six strikeouts. Cozart is 0 for 11 and has fanned four times.


Reds manager reveals batting order for 2014 season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Reds manager Bryan Price announced Wednesday his projected batting order for when a right-handed pitcher is on the mound.

Price said Billy Hamilton will lead off, and he will be followed by Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Ryan Ludwick, Todd Frazier, Devin Mesoraco and Zack Cozart.

Price said he would likely switch Bruce and Ludwick in the lineup when a left-handed starter is on the hill. 

Price also reiterated he hasn't given much thought to batting Votto second.


Zack Cozart drives in four runs


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2013) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart had a big game in a win at Houston Monday night. He drove in four runs for Cincinnati in the 6-1 victory.

Cozart went 2 for 4 with his 11th home run in the game. He went deep in the second inning off starter Erik Bedard for a two-run shot with two outs. He added a two-run single in the fourth inning and now has 59 RBI on the year to go with a .253 average.

Cozart has five RBI in his last two games and has hits in seven of his last 10 contests for the Reds.

Zack Cozart batting .391 in last 13 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart had two singles, one RBI, one walk and two runs Monday against the Cardinals. Cozart has hit safely in 11 of his last 13 games, batting .391 (18 for 46) with one double, one triple, one home run, nine runs and 10 RBI.

Zack Cozart remains red hot for Reds


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart had a nice offensive game Monday in a loss at St. Louis. Cozart doubled and tripled and drove in three runs. 

Cozart tripled to deep right-center field in the second inning to score Jay Bruce and Devin Mesoraco. He added an RBI double to center in the sixth. Cozart finished 2 for 4 with three RBI and is batting .243 on the year with 50 runs driven in. 

The 28-year-old has been ridiculously hot of late. He's gone 6 for 15 over his last four games with a double, triple, home run and eight RBI. 


Zack Cozart totals five RBI in last two games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2013) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart connected for a two-run homer and finished 2 for 4 with three RBI Saturday against the Brewers. He has five RBI in his last two games.

Cozart is batting .333 (11 for 33) with one double, one home run and nine RBI in his last 10 games.