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The LA Angels have needs for 2019 who could fill them? : Second Base

By David Rice
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 06: Zack Cozart
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 06: Zack Cozart /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 08: Zack Cozart #7 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim slides safely into third base during the second inning of the game on June 8, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 08: Zack Cozart #7 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim slides safely into third base during the second inning of the game on June 8, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Zack Cozart –

While Zack Cozart is not a second baseman by nature he could easily transistion there if the Angels decide they want to go with Taylor Ward at third base or they sign a guy like Mike Moustakas to play third instead.  Cozart also has a very good glove and is coming off a torn labrum in his left shoulder, but looks to come back strong.

Cozart is a career .251 hitter who has hit 87 homers and driven in 298 runs in seven major league seasons.  Cozart was signed to a three-year 38 million dollar contract last season by the Angels but did not get much return on their investment as Cozart only played 58 games hitting .219 with five homers and 18 RBIs.

The question is whether or not Cozart can bounce back from his injury and his poor 2018 season.  If he can then Cozart would be a great option at either second or third base.

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