Reds SS Cozart out with illness, Stubbs affected
Reds rookie shortstop Zack Cozart was out of Cincinnati’s lineup
Tuesday night with an illness that was affecting others as
Cozart came down with the illness before the start of a
three-game series against the intrastate rival Cleveland Indians.
He’s been hitting well lately, batting .333 in the last eight
games. His seven homers are the most ever by a Reds rookie
Cozart started 53 of the first 59 games, appearing in all but
Center fielder Drew Stubbs also was sick on Tuesday. Stubbs had
missed the last five games with strained muscles in his left side
after being hurt on a swing. Stubbs was supposed to take batting
practice before Tuesday’s game to test the injury, but had to back
off when he became sick.