During yesterday’s game, Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart injured his arm covering second. The ball and the runner arrived at the same time, resulting in a safe runner and a hyper-extended elbow for Cozart.
Today, Cozart was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Cozart had been very good in his short time with the Reds, hitting .324, hitting 2 home runs, and driving in 3 runs. It’s offensive output that the man he replaced, Paul Janish, was unable to come close to achieving.
But Janish will get a second chance. During Cozart’s absence, Janish has been called back up. He did have some luck finding his bat down in AAA Louisville, where he batted .256 with a home run, and 3 RBI. Oh, and he managed a .377 on-base percentage. If he can come close to duplicating that, the Reds will be in a good spot at short, even when Cozart returns.
Edgar Renteria will get the start tonight.