The Reds transferred Cozart (knee) to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday. Cozart had an outside shot to play before the regular season ended, but his move to the 60-day DL means he will not play again until 2017. He hit a career-high 16 home runs this season and posted a .733 OPS, so he figures to head into next year as a regular shortstop. Whether that is for the Reds remains to be seen, however, as he could bring prospects on the trade market to a Cincinnati team that may be looking at another rebuilding season.
Cozart (knee) is not with the team in Chicago, but has not been ruled out for the season, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Cozart is spending some time back in Cincinnati rehabbing his injured knee, but his situation is being compared to that of Billy Hamilton (oblique): shut down for the time being, but not completely ruled out for the year. It's unclear what the exact timetable for Cozart's return is, but that may become clearer as he moves along in his rehab process.
Cozart (knee) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Cubs. Cozart's knee seems to still be giving him problems, so the 31-year-old will end up missing his ninth game in a row. Jose Peraza will take over at shortstop for the evening, although Peraza and Ivan De Jesus could see some more starts if Cozart's knee doesn't improve soon.
Cozart (knee) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Cozart will be sidelined for an eighth straight game while he deals with a sore knee, opening up shortstop for Ivan DeJesus. It remains unclear when Cozart will return to the field, making him a shaky lineup option for the upcoming week.
Cozart (knee) is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Pirates, C. Trent Rosecrans reports. Soreness in his knee has kept Cozart out of the last five games, and he'll remain on the bench for the first half of Saturday's doubleheader, while Jose Peraza gets the nod at shortstop. At this point, it's unclear if Cozart will be available for the nightcap.
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