DTDZack Cozart
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18 hours ago

Cozart (knee) is targeting a Friday return to the lineup in Arizona, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "I was hoping today because you always want to feel good - and I do feel a lot better - but I'd say Friday would be a pretty good target date," Cozart said before Tuesday's game. "For sure this time. Judging by the way I feel today, I should be back soon."

EDGE Analysis

That the Reds are off on Thursday for a travel day helped them decide to wait instead of starting him Wednesday night against the Rangers.

DTDZack Cozart
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19 hours ago

Cozart (knee) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart hasn't played since Aug. 18, as he continues to deal with knee soreness. In his place, Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and bat second. Despite his extended absence from the lineup, Cozart has not been placed on the DL, so consider him day-to-day heading into Friday's outing against the Diamondbacks.

DTDZack Cozart
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2 days ago

Cozart (knee) is not in the lineup Tuesday for the sixth straight day, according to Jamie Ramsey of MLB.com.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart will remain out of the starting lineup as he continues to work his way back from his knee injury. It's not clear how close he is to getting back on the field, but the Reds could opt to place him on the disabled list if he does not return in the next couple days. Jose Peraza will continue working as the Reds' regular shortstop while Cozart recovers.

DTDZack Cozart
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3 days ago

Cozart (knee) is not in the lineup Monday against the Dodgers, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart will miss a fifth consecutive game as he continues to battle soreness in his knee. While the Reds haven't indicated that a DL stint is in Cozart's future, at this point it's fair to wonder how much more time he could miss before that becomes a possibility. Jose Peraza will again fill in at shortstop Monday, and he'll bat second in the order behind Billy Hamilton.

DTDZack Cozart
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4 days ago

Cozart (knee) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Cozart sitting out for the fourth game in a row with a sore knee, Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and bat second. Cozart should still be considered day-to-day as the Reds head into Monday's series finale against the Dodgers.

DTDZack Cozart
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5 days ago

Cozart (knee) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart was originally slated to return Friday after just a one-game absence but the Reds ended up scratching him, and the 31-year-old will remain on the bench for Saturday's contest. Jose Peraza was recalled and will start at shortstop Saturday but Cozart was not deactivated in a corresponding move, with the Reds opting instead to send down Keyvius Sampson. Cozart's status for Sunday's series finale is uncertain.

DTDZack Cozart
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6 days ago

Cozart (knee) was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

It appears that Cincinnati will continue to be careful with their shortstop as they pull him from Friday's lineup. Ivan De Jesus will start at shortstop and bat second against Bud Norris and the Dodgers. Heading into Saturday, Cozart should be considered day-to-day, although the team will likely proceed with caution to avoid injuring Cozart's surgically-repaired knee any further.

DTDZack Cozart
SS CIN
6 days ago

Cozart (knee) is hitting second in Friday's lineup against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

He was held out of Thursday's game after experiencing soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee, but it will be a brief absence. Cozart could see the occassional day off down the stretch, especially when rosters expand and youngsters like Jose Peraza join the mix, but he should still be useful in most formats thanks to above average power (15 homers) at the position and a favorable spot in the Reds' lineup.

DTDZack Cozart
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7 days ago

Cozart is dealing with some soreness in his surgically-repaired right knee, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart is not believed to be dealing with any sort of serious setback, but he is sore enough that he will sit out Thursday for the second time in four days. He will have a chance to return to action for the Reds' next game Friday against the Dodgers.

DTDZack Cozart
SS CIN
7 days ago

Cozart is out of the lineup Thursday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart now has sat for two of the previous four games, and for good reason. In the past six games, the 31-year-old shortstop has posted a .167/.259/.167 batting line. Ivan De Jesus will replace him in Thursday's lineup, manning shortstop and batting second for the Reds.