Cozart is not in Saturday's lineup against the Cubs, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Cozart has dealt with quadriceps issues for much of the season, so it is not surprising for him to not play in back-to-back contests as the Reds play out the string. Jose Peraza is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh.
Cozart (quadriceps) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. Cozart left Wednesday's contest with quad tightness, and was subsequently held out of the lineup Thursday while recovering from the setback. He appears good to go for the final series of the 2017 season, as he will be back at shortstop and batting second in the order for Friday's matinee.
Cozart (quad) said he expects to play Friday against the Cubs after sitting out Thursday's series finale against the Brewers, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Cozart exited Wednesday's game in the third inning with quad tightness, though he said he was fine afterwards and expects to return after getting a day off. Jose Peraza will likely fill in at shortstop Thursday.
Cozart was removed from Wednesday's game against the Brewers with tightness in his right quad, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Cozart was 0-for-1 with a walk and a run scored before being replaced by Jose Peraza in the third inning. The severity of the injury isn't clear at this point, but more will likely be known once he is reevaluated Thursday. Given how late it is in the season, there's a possibility Cozart may not play again.
Cozart went 2-for-5 with a home run, a steal and two RBI against the Cardinals on Tuesday. He's now gone yard five times in his last seven games, a span in which Cozart has also racked up nine RBI and eight runs. The veteran shortstop's age-31 campaign has seen him break out to a never-before-seen degree, as he's in the midst of setting new personal bests across the board -- average, homers, RBI, runs, OPS, you name it.
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