Zack Cozart to Undergo Shoulder Surgery After Injury Diagnosed as Torn Labrum

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJune 27, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25:  Zack Cozart #7 of the Los Angeles Angels bats in an MLB baseball game against the New York Yankees on May 25, 2018 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Yankees won 2-1. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Angels third baseman Zack Cozart will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Cozart was placed on the 10-day disabled list June 15 after initially being diagnosed with a shoulder strain, but additional imaging and clinical examination revealed a need for surgery.  

Before he hit the shelf, the 2017 All-Star slashed .219/.296/.362 with five home runs and 18 RBI. 

The Angels have yet to provide a timetable for Cozart's recovery. 

In the meantime, Luis Valbuena should pick up additional reps at the hot corner. So far this season, the veteran infielder has hit .216 with nine home runs and 26 RBI across 229 plate appearances. 

Valbuena has also posted a .965 fielding percentage in 337.1 innings at third in 2018.