Cozart (calf) is starting at shortstop and hitting second Tuesday against the Rockies, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Cozart has been sidelined since March 3 with a left calf strain, but he's been cleared to rejoin the lineup in a full capacity after being limited to DH duties in a string of minor-league games over the weekend. With eight exhibition games left before Opening Day, the 33-year-old should still have enough time to get up to speed before the start of the season.
Cozart (calf) is scheduled to start in the field in Tuesday's spring game against the Rockies, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Cozart has been sidelined since March 3 with the left calf strain but was able to hit in minor-league games over the past couple of days. The 33-year-old will ramp up to play the field Tuesday, and if all goes well, he'll probably be on track for Opening Day.
Cozart (calf) could get into a minor-league game in a few days, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Cozart has been hitting, throwing and running for a few days and will take groundballs Wednesday. He believes he'll be ready for Opening Day, though that's just 15 days away, so he'll need to get some game action under his belt soon if that's going to happen.
Cozart (calf) is fully confident that he'll be able to play on Opening Day, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Cozart has been battling a Grade 1 calf strain, but he's been hitting and throwing already and will run Monday. If his optimism turns out to be misplaced, Taylor Ward, Tommy La Stella or Kaleb Cowart could see an increased role.
Cozart was diagnosed Tuesday with a Grade 1 calf strain, which is expected to sideline him for a few weeks, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Cozart's injury had originally been described as tightness, but it turns out the issue is more significant and will force him to miss more time than expected. The somewhat vague timeline puts his return date right around Opening Day, though it may be unlikely for him to be available at that time without a minor-league rehab stint beforehand. A cautious approach would be wise for the Angels, as Cozart was limited by injuries to just 58 appearances last year due to an entirely unrelated torn labrum in his shoulder. If Cozart does miss time to start the year, Taylor Ward, Tommy La Stella or Kaleb Cowart could benefit.