The Cincinnati Reds are not expected to tender a qualifying offer to All-Star shortstop Zack Cozart, a source close to the situation has informed FanRag Sports. This offseason’s qualifying offer is worth $17.4 million, a price that the Reds do not appear to be willing to pay. Cozart is coming off a breakout 2017 campaign, a season in which he registered a slash line of .297/.385/.548 with 24 home runs, seven triples and 63 RBIs over 507 plate appearances. As a result of his surprisingly productive season for a lowly Reds team, Cozart still managed to reach his first All-Star Game. The 32-year-old, who played his collegiate baseball at the University of Mississippi, was originally selected by the Reds in the second round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft. He broke into the majors in 2011, managing 12 hits, two home runs and three RBIs across 38 trips to the dish.
Zack Cozart not expected to receive qualifying offer
Fanrag Sports | Nov 6