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LA Angels Third Base Options for 2019.

By David Rice
DENVER, CO - MAY 09: Zack Cozart #7 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scores on a Mike Trout single in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 09: Zack Cozart #7 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scores on a Mike Trout single in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – MAY 09: Zack Cozart #7 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scores on a Mike Trout single in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – MAY 09: Zack Cozart #7 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scores on a Mike Trout single in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

Zack Cozart –

As was mentioned in the intro to this story, Cozart was supposed to answer all of the Angel fans prayers when he was signed last November. Unfortunately Cozart got off to a poor start and before he could rectify it he was lost for the season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Before Cozart was injured he batted .219 with five homers and 18 RBIs in 58 games.  Not the kind of return you want on a three-year 38 million dollar investment. No one felt worse about it than Cozart himself and he is working hard to return better than ever in 2019 for the Angels.

However, if Cozart is either not able to return, or is not able to live up to the expectations for him, then the Angels need to call in the reinforcements.

Two other in-house options are rookies Taylor Ward and David Fletcher, both of which got some time at third base in 2018.

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