Cozart (neck) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees. Cozart hurt his neck on a slide in the 12th inning of Monday's game against the Yankees. The Angels haven't announced a timetable for the third baseman's return yet. David Fletcher will fill in at third base and bat ninth in Cozart's absence.
Cozart left Monday's game against the Yankees with an apparent neck injury, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Cozart collided with Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu while sliding into second base in the 12th inning and appeared to jam his neck. The severity of the issue should become clearer following further tests. Tommy La Stella and David Fletcher would see increased playing time should Cozart be forced to miss time.
Cozart isn't in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against Seattle. Cozart has just one hit in his last three games (11 at-bats), so he'll get the night off to clear his head. In his absence, David Fletcher draws the start at the hot corner and will bat ninth.
Cozart is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers. Cozart is hitless in his last eight games (0-for-19), so he'll head to the bench for Wednesday's series finale in an effort to clear his head. Taylor Ward is starting at the hot corner and hitting sixth in this one.
Cozart (forearm) is starting at third base and hitting ninth Tuesday against the Brewers. He exited Sunday's game with a left forearm contusion and was also held out Monday as a precaution. It's early, but Cozart has one hit in 26 at-bats thus far, so he should remain near the bottom of the lineup until he gets it going.
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