Cozart said Sunday that the season-ending shoulder surgery he recently underwent went as anticipated, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports. He expects to resume hitting in about four months and should be at full strength by the start of spring training. The procedure was a disappointing conclusion for what had been a tough first season in Anaheim for Cozart, who hit .219 with five home runs over 253 plate appearances. Cozart's three-year, $38 million contract gives him the leg up on opening 2019 as the Angels' everyday starter at third base, despite his struggles at the dish during the current campaign. Luis Valbuena and David Fletcher are expected to see most of the reps at the position the rest of the way.
Cozart (shoulder) underwent surgery to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder Friday. Everything has gone according to schedule since the Angels ruled Cozart out for the rest of the season earlier this week. A typical recovery timeframe is 6-8 months, so hopefully the 32-year-old will be ready to go for 2019 spring training.
Cozart (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. This was merely a procedural transaction by the Angels in order to clear up another spot on the 40-man roster. Cozart will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder with Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Friday.
Cozart, who will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, has officially been ruled out for the rest of the season, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports. This was expected after the Angels announced he would have surgery, even with it being his non-throwing shoulder. Cozart should have time to recover in time for spring training in 2019. Luis Valbuena and prospect David Fletcher should get some work at third base in the meantime, but the Angels could also eventually call up top prospect Matt Thaiss to man first base, which would push Valbuena to third base exclusively, or they could call up third base prospect Taylor Ward at some point this summer.
Cozart will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The Angels did not provide a timetable for Cozart to return, but his 2018 season is likely over now that he has opted for surgery on his non-throwing shoulder. He has a .219/.296/.362 slash line with five home runs in 253 plate appearances this season. Luis Valbuena figures to get starts at third base going forward, and prospects David Fletcher (who is in the majors) and Taylor Ward (who is at Triple-A) could also benefit later this summer from Cozart's absence.
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