Pete Kozma
SS/3B FA
3 months ago

The Rangers released Kozma on Sunday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Texas recently added two versatile infielders via waiver claims in Phil Gosselin and Tyler Smith, and with Jurickson Profar also lingering at Triple-A Round Rock, Kozma was likely no better than fourth in the organizational pecking order for a utility role with the big club. As such, the Rangers decided to part ways with the 29-year-old, who had gone 5-for-45 (.111 average) in the majors this season before he was outrighted to Round Rock on July 23.

Pete Kozma
SS/3B FA
4 months ago

Kozma cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock.

EDGE Analysis

Kozma was designated for assignment just a few days ago, but his lack of hitting at the big-league level deterred the other clubs in the league from plucking him off waivers. He'll remain in the Rangers organization as an organizational depth piece moving forward.

Pete Kozma
SS/3B FA
4 months ago

Kozma was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Kozma was just 4-for-36 with 18 strikeouts at the plate since coming to the Rangers in late April. The infielder was cast off by the club due to the return of Keone Kela (shoulder) from the disabled list prior to Thursday's contest with Baltimore. Although Kozma's versatility was an immense positive during his time in Texas, his lack of hitting eventually became too much of a burden.

Pete Kozma
SS/3B FA
5 months ago

Kozma went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 11-4 loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Kozma picked up his second start in three games with manager jeff Banister choosing to rest several key lefty hitters with southpaw David Price on the hill for the opposition. The 29-year-old did little Tuesday to stake a claim to a larger role and is batting just .119 while striking out in 19 of his 48 plate appearances (39.6 percent) this season. He remains on the roster for no other reason than his sound glove and ability to play multiple infield spots.

Pete Kozma
SS/3B FA
5 months ago

Kozma is hitting .158 in 23 plate appearances since being claimed off waivers by the Rangers in late April.

EDGE Analysis

The long-time Cardinal is serving in a utility role this season, playing anywhere along the infield besides first. He's only been given a starting nod four times with the Rangers, and the lack of consistent playing time has taken it's toll on the 29-year-old. He's struck out 10 times in a Texas uniform, doubling the amount of times he's got on base. Between the poor numbers and the lack of playing time, any fantasy value Kozma retains this season is minimal at best.

Pete Kozma
SS/3B FA
6 months ago

Kozma went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

With Joey Gallo receiving the night off for rest, Kozma made just his second start with the Rangers since being claimed off waivers in late April. Kozma certainly performed a decent Gallo impression in slugging his first homer since 2013, but his main value to the Rangers comes in the form of his defensive versatility rather than his bat. So long as health permits for Gallo and the rest of the regulars in the Rangers infield, Kozma is unlikely to see consistent at-bats at any point this season.

Pete Kozma
SS/3B FA
7 months ago

Kozma was claimed off waivers by the Rangers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The Yankees had no room for Kozma on the 40-man roster after activating Didi Gregorius from the disabled list earlier in the weekend, but the Rangers determined the veteran utility man could offer the team some quality infield depth while Hanser Alberto (shoulder) and Adrian Beltre (calf) remain sidelined. Kozma isn't expected to see regular at-bats with the Rangers and will just act as insurance at second base, third base and shortstop.

Pete Kozma
SS/3B FA
7 months ago

Kozma was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

New York's move to DFA Kozma was a result of the team needing a roster spot for Didi Gregorious, who is returning from the 10-day disabled list. The 29-year-old has gotten off to an unimpressive start to this season, as he has mustered just one hit in 10 plate appearances thus far.

Pete Kozma
SS/3B FA
7 months ago

Kozma is in the starting lineup for the first time this season Wednesday, batting ninth and starting at shortstop.

EDGE Analysis

With lineup-regular Ronald Torreyes taking the day off, Kozma finally gets his shot at the action. The veteran shortstop made the roster as a replacement for the injured Didi Gregorius (shoulder), but has received just one at-bat thus far. He'll need to prove his worth if he hopes to avoid a demotion to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he batted a miserable .209/.268/.265 over 130 games last season.

Pete Kozma
SS/3B FA
8 months ago

Kozma was added to the Yankees' Opening Day roster Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Kozma only hit .220 over 41 at-bats this spring, but with starting shortstop Didi Gregorius on the disabled list, the 28-year-old was added to the 25-man roster. He'll provide depth at the shortstop position, but isn't likely to make much of a fantasy impact.