Pete Kozma SS STL Aug 13 '78

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said the team will need to "get some support" at shortstop if Rafael Furcal's elbow doesn't hold up.

In other words, they're not going to count on Pete Kozma as the primary backup at short. It's a wise decision, as while Kozma surprised everyone with how well he hit down the stretch, his minor league track record suggests it was a fluke. Mozeliak would like to have a clearer picture about Furcal's health by December, at which point he could pursue help outside the organization.

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