The Angels announced on Wednesday that infielder Zack Cozart will, in the “near future,” undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The club does not yet have a timetable for his recovery, but the procedure is possibly season-ending.
Cozart, 32, has been out for the past two weeks with what was called a left shoulder subluxation, or a partial dislocation. He suffered the injury diving for a ball on June 13.
Cozart inked a three-year, $38 million contract with the Angles in December. So far this season, he has hit .219/.296/.362 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 253 plate appearances. He has spent most of his time at t hird base but has also played second base and shortstop. Luis Valbuena has filled in at third base while Cozart has been absent and will continue to do so.
ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.
O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”
“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.
O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.
He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.
O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.
He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.