Zack Cozart won’t play in any games for the next few weeks, per multiple sources, including Maria Torres of the LA Times:
Zack Cozart will not play in a game for a couple of weeks, #Angels manager Ausmus said. Has a grade 1 left calf strain. He’s optimistic he’ll be able to come back at the end of the Cactus League schedule.— Maria Torres (@maria_torres3) March 5, 2019
Recall that Cozart missed the bulk of last season after falling awkwardly on his left shoulder. A shortstop for most of his career, Cozart probably hasn’t had the game experience to be comfortable with another position yet. As a result, the Angels may take it slower with him, considering that David Fletcher, Taylor Ward, Luis Rengifo, and Tommy La Stella are options around the infield.
Cozart slashed .219/.296/.362 last year.
Let the games begin!