Angels’ Zack Cozart set for season-ending shoulder surgery

first_imgHe was hitting .219 with five homers and a .658 OPS when he got hurt on June 13 in Seattle. Playing shortstop because Andrelton Simmons was out with a sprained ankle, Cozart dove to his right to try to make a play, and he landed on his shoulder.The Angels have Luis Valbuena and David Fletcher currently splitting time at third. It is also possible they could seek a replacement – like Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas – on the trade market.Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error BOSTON — Zack Cozart is expected to miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a torn labrum that will require surgery, the result of an awkward fall attempting a diving play earlier this month.The Angels’ third baseman was initially diagnosed with a subluxation of his left shoulder. He had been taking some swings, but the lack of progress apparently prompted him to seek a second opinion.On Wednesday, the Angels announced that Cozart is set to undergo surgery. The Angels gave no specific timeline for Cozart’s recovery, but the rehab from this type of surgery is typically six to eight months, even in a non-throwing shoulder.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Cozart, 32, signed a three-year, $38-million deal with the Angels over the winter, after a career-best offensive season. A shortstop his entire career, Cozart agreed to move to third with the Angels.center_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img