By: Noah Wright
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The Angels’ injury woes continue as another large cog in their line-up will be out for a good period of time. It was announced today that third baseman/shortstop Zack Cozart is required to undergo surgery in his left shoulder to repair a torn labrum. Though it has not been announced yet how much time he will miss, Cozart will likely miss the rest of the season.
Cozart’s first season with The Halos will come to a slow close. The 2017 all-star was signed by The Angels to play third base. While he produced career highs in every offensive category last season, Cozart has had a dismal season this year. He’ll end the season with just a .219/.296/.362 batting line, along with 5 homers, 18 RBI’s and 85 wRC+ in 253 PA’s. While he was known as a quality defender at short, the same cannot be said this season. At third base, Cozart has -5 DRS, -2.8 UZR, and -3 defensive WAR.