Pete Kozma 2B/SS/3B/DH STL 2 months ago

Kozma went 0-for-3 on Wednesday against the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kozma struggled in spring training, only registering seven hits during 32 at-bats for the Yankees. This has carried over to his play for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as he has yet to collect a hit in 14 at-bats. Kozma recorded 99 at-bats for the Cardinals last season, and finished with a .152 average with two RBI in 76 games. This spring, he lost out on a utility role with the Yankees and finds himself behind Rob Refsnyder and Donovan Solano. Due to a lower back injury early in spring training, Kozma will have to make up serious ground to be viewed as a better option than Solano, and will most likely spend all of 2016 in the minors barring multiple injuries.

Pete Kozma 2B/SS/3B/DH STL 2 months ago

Kozma is hitting just .100 (1-for-10) in seven games but remains in the mix for a utility role along with Rob Refsnyder, Jonathan Diaz, Ronald Torreyes and Donovan Solano, NJ.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Refsnyder looks like the clear leader for the final bench spot, so Kozma may not make the final roster. At least Kozma is healthy after a back ailment earlier in spring training.

Pete Kozma 2B/SS/3B/DH STL 3 months ago

Kozma (back) is expected to participate in one of Thursday's split-squad games, The Westchester Journal News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kozma suffered a lower-back ailment at the beginning of camp, but he's been working out recently and looks to be putting the issue behind him. The 27-year-old has an outside chance to crack the Opening Day roster as a utility infield option, but he'll likely begin the year at the Triple-A level.

Pete Kozma 2B/SS/3B/DH STL 3 months ago

Kozma will miss a couple of weeks with a lower back issue, Chad Jennings of LoHud.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was unlikely that Kozma made the Yankees roster out of camp, but now that he will be sidelined for a couple weeks due to injury, his chances are close to none. The former first-round pick will have a lot of ground to make up once he is healthy, but after hitting just .152/.236/.152 in 2015, it's likely he ends up in the minor leagues to start the season.

Pete Kozma 2B/SS/3B/DH STL 6 months ago

Kozma agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees on Friday, YES Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kozma struggled mightily last season, slashing just .152/.236/.152 as a utility infield option with the Cardinals, leading to an outright off the 40-man roster earlier in the offseason. He could get the chance to earn a big league roster spot out of spring training, but it's possible the 27-year-old starts the season in the minors, serving as organizational depth.

Pete Kozma 2B/SS/3B/DH STL 7 months ago

Kozma was outrighted off the 40-man roster Monday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kozma had a couple of successful stints in the majors in the past, but struggled mightily in 2015, working to a line of .152/.236/.152 in 99 at bats. He'll provide infield depth within the organization.

Pete Kozma 2B/SS/3B/DH STL 1 year ago

Kozma will make the Opening Day roster, MLB.com's Jennifer Langosch reports.

Kozma's versatility makes up for his poor work with the bat, but given that he also doesn't offer much speed, he's of little use in even the deepest of leagues.

Pete Kozma 2B/SS/3B/DH STL 1 year ago

Kozma is viewed as the favorite for one of the final bench spots on the Opening Day 25-man roster, MLB.com reports.

Kozma has worked in the outfield and behind the plate as an emergency catcher this spring and his versatility should help him lock up one of the few open bench spots. His fantasy value, however, is still non-existent in virtually every league.

Pete Kozma 2B/SS/3B/DH STL 1 year ago

Kozma is getting work behind the plate and may serve as the Cardinals emergency catcher, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Kozma and fellow infielder Greg Garcia will get work behind the plate this spring. This certainly helps Kozma's odds of making the 25-man roster, but it still had to be considered a long-shot.

Pete Kozma 2B/SS/3B/DH STL 2 years ago

Kozma was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.

Kozma will provide the Cardinals with another bat off the bench for what will likely be the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old shortstop hit .248/.330/.372 at Triple-A this season, but will probably see limited playing time with the Cardinals in September.