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Zack Cozart headed back to IL due to shoulder injury

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim  v Colorado Rockies

DENVER, CO - MAY 09: Zack Cozart #7 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scores on a Mike Trout single in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that Angels third baseman Zack Cozart will be placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left shoulder injury. Outfielder César Puello has been recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cozart, 33, underwent season-ending left shoulder surgery in June last year to repair a torn labrum. In 38 games this season, Cozart hit a light .124/.178/.144 across 107 plate appearances. He is in the second year of a three-year, $38 million contract signed in December 2017.

The hot-hitting Tommy La Stella and David Fletcher have mostly been handling third base in recent weeks and that figures to be the case while Cozart is on the mend.

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