I think you could see Zack Cozart in a Reds uniform by the time the club gets to Baltimore. I don’t know that for sure, but I get that sense.
The club is struggling so badly offensively that it needs some sort of spark. Cozart could provide it. He’s hitting .320 with 25 doubles, seven home runs and 29 RBI at Triple- A Louisville.
To make such a move, the Reds would likely have to designate Edgar Renteria for assignment. That means they’d have to pay the balance of Renteria’s salary.
But keep two things in mind: a) The money has already been budgeted and b) the Reds need to keep drawing to meet the budget long-term. Falling out of the race would be devastating to attendance.
Shortstops Renteria and Paul Janish are both hitting below .230 and neither has a home run. They’ve also have combined 15 errors.