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Zack Cozart to Anaheim on three year deal

The Angels have reportedly signed free agent shortstop Zack Cozart to a three year, $38M deal

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The Anaheim Angels have reportedly agreed with Zack Cozart on a three year, $38 million deal, per multiple reports. Cozart hit free agency after having spent his career with the Cincinnati Reds after being drafted by them in the second round of the 2007 draft.

Cozart is an interesting case, having been a 2-2.5 win per year player throughout his career until 2017, when he had a huge offensive season and ended up being around a 5 win player in his age 31 season.

The Angels now get a guy in his early 30s who will presumably move to third base, with Andrelton Simmons at shortstop. The question is going to be whether the offense Cozart showed last year is going to continue at similar levels, or if he will be back to where he has been historically (Cozart had a career 674 OPS coming into 2017). Combined with Ian Kinsler, who Anaheim acquired to play second base, the Angels now have veterans acquired to fortify the infield as they look the try to chase down Houston.