10DZack Cozart
SS CIN
2 days ago

Cozart (strained quad) expects to be ready to return after the minimum 10-day stay on the disabled list, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "We're going to use these 10 days and be back," Cozart said.

EDGE Analysis

If he only needs 10 days to get right, Cozart would return June 28 against the Brewers. The Reds will use Jose Peraza at shortstop and Scooter Gennett at second base in the majority of the games Cozart misses, with Arismendy Alcantara also getting the occasional start in the middle infield. Jesse Winker was recalled from Triple-A as a corresponding move for Cozart landing on the DL, but he may only play sparingly in the outfield.

10DZack Cozart
SS CIN
3 days ago

Cozart was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a strained right quadriceps.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart missed a pair of games last week when his quadriceps injuring first cropped up, and it appears he may have further injured himself attempting to return before he was ready; he started back-to-back games Friday and Saturday before missing Sunday's contest and subsequently landing on the DL. The 31-year-old will be missed by the Reds and fantasy owners, as he sports a healthy .320/.404/.562 slash line with nine homers and 33 RBI in 58 games (255 plate appearances) this season. It's unclear how long the injury will keep him sidelined, but he'll be eligible to return June 29 if he is ready. In the meantime, Jose Peraza and Arismendy Alcantara are the top options to take over at shortstop in his absence, while Scooter Gennett could also be in line for some increased playing time. Prospect Jesse Winker was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.

10DZack Cozart
SS CIN
4 days ago

Cozart is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart was forced to sit out Tuesday's and Wednesday's contest due to a tight quad, but returned to the lineup Friday. He'll again get the day off Sunday, but it's unclear if his absence in injury-related or not. Arisemendy Alcantara will start at shortstop in his stead.

10DZack Cozart
SS CIN
6 days ago

Cozart (quadriceps) is back in the lineup, hitting second against the Dodgers on Friday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He missed the last two games with a quad issue, but is ready to resume his status as the everyday shortstop heading into the weekend. Cozart has the platoon advantage against lefty Alex Wood, who toes the rubber for Los Angeles.

10DZack Cozart
SS CIN
1 week ago

Cozart (quadriceps) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart was removed early from Monday's contest and sat out of Tuesday's game, but it seems like that time off wasn't enough to get him ready for action again. He seems to be truly day-to-day at this point, but Jose Peraza will fill in for him at shortstop again Wednesday and will likely continue to do so until he's back in the lineup.

10DZack Cozart
SS CIN
1 week ago

Cozart, who is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres, is dealing with quad tightness, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart was lifted early from Monday's contest for a previously undisclosed reason. With Tuesday's report, it turns out that the hot-hitting shortstop has been hampered by some quad tightness. It's currently unclear if he'll be able to suit up for Wednesday's game against the Padres. He should be considered day-to-day for now.

10DZack Cozart
SS CIN
1 week ago

Cozart is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart was pulled in the sixth inning of Monday's loss to the Padres, though there hasn't been any indication of an injury at this point. He's 0-for-14 in his last four games, so he could just be getting a routine day off, as well. Jose Peraza is starting at shortstop in his stead while Scooter Gennett gets the nod at second base.

10DZack Cozart
SS CIN
3 weeks ago

Cozart went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a triple and five RBI during Sunday's loss to Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

The shortstop sports a .344/.432/.622 slash line with nine homers, 33 RBI and 32 runs. It's easy to focus on the obvious negative regression ahead of Cozart, however, he's already banked an impressive stat line and has oodles of room for decline before there's a fantasy concern. Additionally, Great American Ball Park is an excellent hitting environment, and batting in front of Joey Votto is a cushy gig.

10DZack Cozart
SS CIN
3 weeks ago

Cozart went 2-for-3 with two solo home runs and two walks in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Cozart got the Reds on the board with a home run in the first inning of J.A. Happ, then duplicated the feat against Danny Barnes in the fifth. Cozart now has six long balls in the month of May after just one in April. A .246 career hitter entering the season, Cozart has erupted in 2017. His .350 average ranks third in the National League, and his OPS of 1.040 ranks fifth. It's safe to say that is shaping up as a career year for Cozart.

10DZack Cozart
SS CIN
4 weeks ago

Cozart went 4-for-4 with a double, a two-run homer and a walk Saturday against the Phillies

EDGE Analysis

Cozart's fifth homer of the year got the Reds on the board in the first inning of a road loss. He's been a fantasy superstar this year with his exceptional .355/.433/.592 slash line.