Reds' Zack Cozart will receive a strange gift if he makes the NL All-Star team

BY Barry Werner • June 13, 2017

Zack Cozart of the Cincinnati Reds would receive an unusual -- to say the least -- gift if he makes the National League All-Star team.

The Reds' shortstop is fascinated by donkeys. So much so, that his teammate Joey Votto says he will give Cozart a donkey as a reward if he makes the All-Star Game.

Cozart, who never has been an All-Star, leads all NL shortstops in updated fan voting released by Major League Baseball on Monday. His 997,000 votes top the 804,000 registered by the Dodgers' Corey Seager.

Cozart is hitting a career-high .324 with 29 extra-base hits.

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