Rotowire: Jan 16 / 11:51a ET
News: Cozart agreed to a one-year, $2.35 million contract with the Reds on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.
Impact: As good as Cozart was in the field last season (12.1 UZR), he was equally bad at the plate, as evidenced by his 61 OPS+. He hit above .250 in just one month of the season, and finished with a .172/.213/.276 batting line in September. The Reds acquired shortstop Eugenio Suarez from the Tigers in December, and while Cozart figures to keep the starting job to open the year, he'll have to perform at a higher level to maintain his spot in the lineup.
StatsLLC: Jan 16 / 12:00a ET
News: The Reds have agreed to a one-year deal with shortstop Zack Cozart.
Impact: Cozart made $600,000 last season when he batted .221 in 147 games with four homers and 38 RBIs. The Reds like his defense - he committed only 10 errors. They can't like his offense - he finished last in the majors in OPS at .568.