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All-Star Cozart agrees to $38M, 3-year deal with Angels

16 December, 2017, 06:01 | Author: Christina Hansen
  • Get to know Zack Cozart as he brings his glove, bat and donkey to the Angels

The Angels announced their latest high-profile acquisition Friday.

With Gold Glove victor Andrelton Simmons already at shortstop, Angels general manager Billy Eppler initially was interested in signing Cozart to play second base.

The Reds have finished last in the NL Central the past three years.

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Lobaton will report to big league spring training and try to win a backup job behind Travis d'Arnaud. He hit.259/.363/.455 with 23 homers past year , and.259/.366/.498 with 34 homers in 2016.

Eppler said he was first interested in signing Cozart to play second base, but the Angels traded for Detroit's Ian Kinsler earlier this week, so the negotiations with Cozart switched to third base. It would be nice to sign a player such as Cozart who the Reds can rely on as they continue to rebuild.

Cozart reportedly made $5.325 million previous year.

Cozart had spent the entirety of his seven-year big league career with the Cincinnati Reds.

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It will be interesting to see where Cozart lands in the field next year.

Cozart hit.297/.385/.548 with 24 doubles, 7 triples, and 24 home runs in 507 plate appearances with a 67/78 BB/K ratio, a definite career high in walk rate as well without adding strikeouts.

Last season, though, Cozart spiked with an OPS+ of 141, so the Angels will obviously be hoping he can come close to that figure again in 2018. However, Cozart fits in with what general manager Billy Eppler is doing with the Angels. Cozart enjoyed a career season in 2017, when he became an All Star for the first time in his career. Andrelton Simmons and Martin Maldonado, both 2017 Gold Glove winners, return to lead the middle of the defense.

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Yunel Escobar was the Angels' oft-injured third baseman a year ago, but their biggest problem areas in recent seasons have been in left field and at second base. Valbuena played 59 games at third base previous year and 48 at first, so there's an easy route to take if Mike Scioscia wants to get both on the field.

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