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March 27, 2021 01:20 PM
Athletics' Pete Kozma: Sent to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday.

Kozma had a strong performance early in spring training and hit .282 with one home run, 11 runs and eight RBI in 24 Cactus League appearances. However, he should serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Las Vegas for most of the season.

March 11, 2021 05:32 PM
Athletics' Pete Kozma: Standing out thus far
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma, who's on a minor-league contract with the Athletics, is 6-for-14 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI across 10 Cactus League games.

While it's counterintuitive to think the 32-year-old has finally figured out big-league pitching after mostly struggling over parts of seven previous seasons, his spring numbers are undeniably eye-catching thus far. Kozma did hit over .300 in two separate stints with the Cardinals back in 2012 and 2014, but that sample constituted just 40 games and he slashed an abysmal .217/.275/.273 in his most extensive taste of MLB action (448 plate appearances) in 2013. Although Kozma is likely to spend most of the season at Triple-A Las Vegas as organizational depth, he could conceivably alter expectations if he continues wielding a similarly hot bat the rest of spring.

November 18, 2020 03:20 PM
Athletics' Pete Kozma: Signs minors deal with Athletics
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma signed a minor-league contract with the Athletics on Wednesday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Kozma appears set to serve as organizational depth for Oakland in 2021 after spending the 2020 season with Atlanta's alternate squad. The 32-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2018, and he slashed .263/.340/.414 with seven home runs and 51 RBI with Triple-A Toledo in 2019.

July 4, 2020 11:48 AM
Braves' Pete Kozma: Tests positive for coronavirus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Brian Snitker said Saturday that Kozma tested positive for COVID-19, Mark Bowman of reports.

Kozma was added to the Braves' 60-man roster in late June as a non-roster invitee, but he was named as one of four players on the team to have tested positive for COVID-19. He's reportedly experiencing symptoms, which could slightly extend his recovery timeline. The 32-year-old will need to clear the league protocol before he's allowed to rejoin the team.

June 29, 2020 07:00 PM
Braves' Pete Kozma: Joins 60-man pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma will be a part of the Braves' 60-man roster, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Kozma inked a minor-league deal with the Braves during the offseason and appeared in major-league spring training as a non-roster invitee, where he went 3-for-18 with three runs and four strikeouts. After spending the entire 2019 campaign in the minors, the 32-year-old is no lock for major-league playing time, especially after hitting .164/.228/.221 with 12 RBI and 56 strikeouts over his last three seasons in the majors.

January 4, 2020 10:40 AM
Braves' Pete Kozma: Inks minors deal with Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Saturday, Evan Woodbery of reports.

After making major-league appearances in 2017 and 2018, Kozma failed to reach the big leagues last season as he hit .263/.340/.414 with seven home runs and 51 RBI over 88 games with Triple-A Toledo. The 31-year-old has struggled in his limited action in the majors over his career. While it wouldn't be surprising to see him make an appearance with the Braves at some point in 2020, it's unlikely that he will make a big impact.

March 19, 2019 12:48 PM
Tigers' Pete Kozma: Shifts to minors camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Tigers reassigned Kozma to their minor-league camp Tuesday, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Kozma played in 27 games for the Tigers in 2018, slashing .217/.236/.348 across 73 plate appearances. Assuming he sticks around in the organization, Kozma will likely begin 2019 at Triple-A Toledo and could get the call to the big leagues if the Tigers are in need of a utility infielder at any point.

November 10, 2018 09:44 AM
Tigers' Pete Kozma: Re-signs with former club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma agreed to a minor-league contract with Detroit on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training.

Kozma will remain in the Tigers' organization for the second straight season after spending a majority of the 2018 campaign at the Triple-A level. He is set to compete for an Opening Day spot in spring training, but the 30-year-old shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a depth piece after slashing .217/.236/.348 in 27 games with the big-league team last year.

October 25, 2018 12:24 PM
Pete Kozma: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma decided to pursue free agency Thursday.

Kozma will land on the open market after being outrighted off Detroit's 40-man roster earlier in the week. The infielder played in 27 games for the Tigers in 2018, hitting just .217 with a .584 OPS. The 30-year-old has bounced around the past few years and will look to find a new home as a depth piece prior to next season.

October 25, 2018 06:16 PM
Tigers' Pete Kozma: Cast off 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Kozma spent the majority of the 2018 season as organizational infield depth, appearing in just 27 games for the Tigers and slashing .217/.236/.348.

September 28, 2018 04:40 PM
Tigers' Pete Kozma: Out of lineup Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma is not starting Friday against the Brewers.

Kozma sits for the third time in four games, following a stretch in which he started five straight at shortstop. Niko Goodrum will start at short Friday, with Jim Adduci playing first base.

September 14, 2018 08:40 PM
Tigers' Pete Kozma: Contract selected by Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma's contract was selected by the Tigers on Friday.

The Tigers required an extra infielder for the stretch run after Jose Iglesias suffered a setback in his recovery from an abdominal strain. Kozma appeared in 15 games for the Tigers earlier in the season, hitting .175/.195/.300. As a 30-year-old with a career 53 wRC+, Kozma is unlikely to be anything other than bench depth over the final few weeks of the season, as the Tigers will presumably prefer to give at-bats to younger players who could be part of their future. Iglesias was placed on the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.

June 4, 2018 02:44 PM
Tigers' Pete Kozma: Reports to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma cleared waivers Monday and will report to Triple-A Toledo.

Kozma will serve as organizational infield depth with the Mud Hens after being designated for assignment and subsequently passing through waivers untouched. The 30-year-old owns a .200/.258/.306 slash line across 26 games with Toledo this season.

June 1, 2018 05:44 PM
Tigers' Pete Kozma: Removed from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Friday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

A spot was needed for Miguel Cabrera and Kozma was the roster casualty. Kozma saw a brief stretch of regular playing time in mid-May but his opportunities dried up in a hurry -- he had logged just 12 at-bats in the past two weeks. The 30-year-old will now be subjected to waivers.

May 27, 2018 02:40 PM
Tigers' Pete Kozma: Transitions into bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Kozma enjoyed a run of six consecutive starts in mid-May, but after batting just 4-for-25 over that stretch he has been buried on the bench ever since. The 30-year-old could be at risk of losing his spot on the active roster when Miguel Cabrera (hamstring) is likely reinstated from the 10-day disabled list during the upcoming week.

May 10, 2018 12:20 PM
Tigers' Pete Kozma: Pops first homer of 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma got the start at second base and hit ninth in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Rangers, going 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a second run scored.

The homer was his first in the big leagues since 2013, when he was a Cardinal. Neither Dixon Machado nor Niko Goodrum has done much at the plate so far this season, so Kozma could get a real look at the keystone while he's with the Tigers. However, the 30-year-old's .567 career OPS doesn't indicate he'll be any kind of improvement.

May 7, 2018 11:56 PM
Tigers' Pete Kozma: Headed to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Tigers are expected to purchase Kozma's contract Tuesday.

Kozma will head to the big leagues after his contract was bought from Triple-A Toledo. The 30-year-old shortstop had a poor showing in the major leagues last season, slashing .111/.200/.178 in 39 games. He'll look to bounce back and provide meaningful contributions for Detroit, likely as a bench player.

March 22, 2018 10:12 AM
Tigers' Pete Kozma: Sent to minors camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Tigers reassigned Kozma to their minor-league camp Thursday.

Kozma made 39 appearances with the Rangers and Tigers last season, but his value came almost entirely on defense, as he slashed a porous .111/.200/.178 across 51 plate appearances. With higher-upside utility options on hand in JaCoby Jones and Niko Goodrum, it likely wasn't a tough decision for the Tigers to dismiss Kozma, who is expected to report to Triple-A Toledo to begin the season.

January 4, 2018 05:28 PM
Tigers' Pete Kozma: Joins Tigers on minor-league deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kozma signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

With Didi Gregorious sidelined for the first month of the 2017 season, Kozma wound up breaking camp with the Yankees, though he went just 1-for-10 (.100) and was designated for assignment once Gregorious returned at the end of April. Kozma was subsequently scooped up by the Rangers, but he continued to struggle and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock before being released prior to the end of the season. Look for the 29-year-old, who owns a career .215/.282/.285 triple-slash across parts of six major-league seasons, to serve as an organizational depth piece for the Tigers in 2018.

August 13, 2017 03:00 PM
Pete Kozma: Released by Texas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers released Kozma on Sunday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Texas recently added two versatile infielders via waiver claims in Phil Gosselin and Tyler Smith, and with Jurickson Profar also lingering at Triple-A Round Rock, Kozma was likely no better than fourth in the organizational pecking order for a utility role with the big club. As such, the Rangers decided to part ways with the 29-year-old, who had gone 5-for-45 (.111 average) in the majors this season before he was outrighted to Round Rock on July 23.

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