In the least surprising news you’ll read all day, the Reds have placed Zack Cozart on the 10-day DL and called up RHP Kevin Shackleford from AAA-Louisville.
It’s hard to trade a player on the disabled list. At this point, it’s time to hope Cozart can recover, get back on the field and put up a few healthy and productive weeks to restore his free agent value. Recovering from a quad injury can be a long process. Just ask Joey Votto.
Shackleford is about to take his turn soaking up middle-relief innings then cycling back to the minor leagues.