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Angels throw caution to the winds, now have no backup at 2B, SS, or 3B

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This should be fun.

MLB: Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels
Cozart is on the IL.
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Yay! As long as the Angels have 25 guys in the majors, does it really matter who can play where?

Because Tuesday, the Angels sent Zack Cozart to the injured list:

Cesar Puello is an outfielder. Only.

Cozart’s struggles this year, to the tune of a .322 OPS, might have been caused by the left shoulder injury that might not have ever fully healed.

While initially this move might cause Angel fans to breathe a sigh of relief, with Cozart no longer available for Brad Ausmus to use, the Angels now have three infielders for the non-first infield positions.

If David Fletcher, Luis Rengifo, or Tommy La Stella goes down, we may see some interesting lineup maneuvering.

Reminder: this is a major league baseball team. There is not a left-handed relief pitcher nor a backup 2B, SS, or 3B.

Here is the full list of moves: