Cozens was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
Cozens spent just two days on the big-league roster, going 0-for-1 at the plate. He'll be the odd man out with Jean Segura returning from his hamstring injury.
Cozens was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
With Roman Quinn (groin) heading back to the injured list, Cozens was summoned to the majors to provide the Phillies with much-needed outfield depth. The 24-year-old's stay with the big club could be brief, however, as Odubel Herrera (hamstring) is hoping to return from the IL on Sunday. Prior to earning a promotion, Cozens was hitting .218/.380/.636 with six homers and three stolen bases in 16 games with the IronPigs.
Cozens was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
It was always going to take two injuries for Cozens to make the team. Roman Quinn is expected to open on the injured list with an oblique injury, but Odubel Herrera is ready to go following an absence with a hamstring issue, so Cozens won't be needed right away. He could be called on later in the season during an injury crisis but will need to cut down on his 54.5 percent strikeout rate through 44 plate appearances if he's to be a viable option.
Cozens went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a pair of strikeouts in Saturday's Grapefruit League loss to Toronto.
The performance summed up Cozens as succinctly as possible, as the young outfielder combines impressive power potential with major swing-and-miss issues. So far, the whiffs have overcome the power, as he struck out in 54.5 percent of his 44 plate appearances in his big-league debut last year. Still, Cozens is just 24, and he's doing everything he can this spring, hitting .348 with three homers and a 1.270 OPS. The Phillies' outfield is too crowded for him to make the Opening Day roster, but injuries could open up another shot for him at some point this season.
Cozens went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run, two walks and three runs scored Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Cozens has been stellar at the plate to begin camp, collecting six hits, two home runs, five RBI and a stolen base in seven at-bats. The 24-year-old continues to man the outfield, although his impressive power numbers could warrant a move to first base sooner rather than later. Cozens made his major-league debut with the Phillies in 2018, but he's unlikely to crack the Opening Day roster.
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