Josh Willingham injures his shoulder, will undergo an MRI

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Outfielder Josh Willingham hurt his left shoulder in the seventh inning of the Twins-Yankess game last night when he slammed into the left field fence while trying to catch a home run.  He’s listed as day-to-day, but the Twins are going to give him an MRI today to see if there’s any damage.

At this point of the year, “day-to-day” and “out for the season” are close to synonymous.  Given that the Twins aren’t playing for anything, it may be a decent time to just tell Willingham to call it a year.  A pretty fantastic year at that, as he hit .260/.366/.524 with 35 homers and 110 RBI.

Angels sign Zack Cozart to a three-year, $38 million deal

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels have signed infielder Zack Cozart to a three-year, $38 million deal.

That seems like a bargain deal for Cozart, who hit .297/.385/.548 with 24 homers and 63 RBI as the Cincinnati Reds shortstop in 2017. In Anaheim, however, he will not be playing short — not with Andrelton Simmons around — so he’ll slide over to third base. He’s never played there, but you figure he can handle it.

This is a pretty nifty move for the Angels, as the other top third base options — specifically, Mike Moustakas — are likely going to cost a lot more than what they’ll be paying Cozart.

Between this, the Ian Kinsler trade and the Shohei Ohtani acquisition, the Angels are going to be sporting a very different look in 2018.