Zack Cozart has been elected the starting shortstop for the National League in the MLB All-Star Game. It will be Zack’s first appearance in the game. He narrowly defeated Corey Seager of the Dodgers for the starting role. The All-Star Game will be played July 11 in Miami.
Cozart is enjoying a terrific year both at the plate and in the field, hitting .321/.404/.558 with a 149 wRC+ and ranking as the top-rated defensive shortstop in the NL.
Also of note, #Reds SS Zack Cozart won both fan voting AND player voting
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) July 3, 2017
Zack will soon be an owner of a donkey, courtesy of teammate Joey Votto.
“Now I’ve got to go search for some land,” said Zack on his ESPN TV interview. “This is happening, a legit real donkey.”
Joey Votto was also selected to the NL All Star team as a reserve.
Congrats to Zack and Joey from everyone at Redleg Nation!
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