Zack Cozart SS CIN 6 days ago

Cozart will bat leadoff Saturday against the Giants.

Cozart's just 1-for-11 in his career against Saturday's starter Ryan Vogelsong, but he's batting .319/.363/.558 this season and manager Bryan Price has decided he's worthy of a spot start atop the order with Billy Hamilton on the bench. After launching his sixth homer of the year Friday, Cozart's ISO now sits at .239. He posted a .079 mark in 2014.

Zack Cozart SS CIN 1 week ago

Cozart (wrist) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

A sore left wrist kept Cozart out of the lineup for the first two games of the series, but the 29-year-old will return to shortstop and the two-hole in the order to face lefty Eric Stults in the finale. Cozart is batting .320/.366/.544 in 113 plate appearances this season, but his numbers have been buoyed by a .341 BABIP (.280 for career) and 16.7% HR/FB rate (7.3% for career).

Zack Cozart SS CIN 1 week ago

Cozart (wrist) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Braves, MLB.com's Jamie Ramsey reports.

Cozart was scratched from Monday's lineup with a sore wrist, and will be held out once again due to the ailment. Kristopher Negron will once again man the shortstop position for the evening contest.

Zack Cozart SS CIN 2 weeks ago

Cozart has been scratched from Monday's lineup due to a sore left wrist.

Cozart missed three games after taking a pitch off the hand on May 3, but he's played in each of the Reds' last three games, going 5-for-10 at the plate over that span. His wrist is apparently acting up after going through his pregame routine, so Kristopher Negron will get the start at shortstop.

Zack Cozart SS CIN 2 weeks ago

Cozart (wrist) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Cozart was held out of the previous three games, but he was able to go through his full pregame workout Thursday afternoon, and he should be fine Friday night. He'll start at shortstop and bat seventh.

Zack Cozart SS CIN 2 weeks ago

Cozart (wrist) could potentially play Friday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Cozart was able to go through his usual pregame routine - hitting in the cages, taking full batting practice and fielding ground balls.

Zack Cozart SS CIN 2 weeks ago

Cozart (wrist) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Pirates, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Cozart's wrist is still sore, but is reportedly doing better. Apparently it's not doing well enough for him to return, however, as Kristopher Negron will once again start at shortstop Wednesday, batting seventh for the Reds.

Zack Cozart SS CIN 2 weeks ago

Cozart's finger is apparently good enough to play, but it's his wrist that is keeping him out of the lineup Wednesday, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports.

Cozart said his left wrist is still sore, but that it felt "way better" Wednesday than it did Tuesday. Consider him day-to-day for now. Kris Negron will get the start at shortstop Wednesday and hit seventh.

Zack Cozart SS CIN 2 weeks ago

Cozart (finger) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Once again Kris Negron will start in place of Cozart, and Marlon Byrd will fill in the second spot in the order in place of Cozart again.

Zack Cozart SS CIN 2 weeks ago

Cozart (hand) is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

X-rays on Cozart's right index finger, which he injured while attempting to bare-hand a ball Sunday, were returned negative but the shortstop will be forced to miss at least one start. Cozart was also hit on his left wrist in the finale against Atlanta, but he appears merely day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's game. Kris Negron will man short in Cozart's absence while Marlon Byrd moves up to the two-hole in the order.