Pete Kozma
SS/3B TEX
2 weeks 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 TEX
1 month 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 TEX
2 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 TEX
2 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 TEX
3 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 TEX
3 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.

Pete Kozma
SS/3B TEX
3 months ago

Kozma likely will break camp with the Yankees unless a trade nets them another infielder, Andrew Marchand of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The reserve infielder may stumble into at least a few starts at shortstop while Didi Gregorius (shoulder) sits on the disabled list. Still, Kozma's light bat still isn't good enough to supplant likely top replacement Ronald Torreyes.

Pete Kozma
SS/3B TEX
5 months ago

Kozma agreed to a minor league deal with the Yankees that includes an invitation to spring training.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old spent all of 2016 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, struggling to a line of .209/.268/.265 in 445 at-bats. His last stint in the majors was in 2015 with the Cardinals, where he also struggled, producing a .152/.236/.152 line in 99 at-bats. He will likely return to Triple-A to serve as organizational depth in 2017.

Pete Kozma
SS/3B TEX
1 year ago

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

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
SS/3B TEX
1 year 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.

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.