Now THAT'S how you build a defensive infield!
The Los Angeles Angels are making serious waves this offseason, already acquiring Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani to complement two-time MVP and six-time All-Star Mike Trout.
They also went out and grabbed the Gold Glove All-Star in Ian Kinsler, and now, they have now added another slugger to their already intimidating lineup.
The #Angels have signed Zack Cozart to a three-year deal. More to come.— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) December 15, 2017
Breakout 2017 and a bit of a bargain on the free agent market, honestly. Three years, $38 million.
The now-former Cincinnati Red shortstop, Zack Cozart, provides another much-needed update for the Angeles infield, and the team'll taking advantage of the veteran's versatility by moving him to third base.
As far as his offense is concerned, he posted a .297/.385/.548 line, the best of his career with the exception of batting average, which earned him his first All-Star bid of his seven-year career.
Wow, nobody is having a greater winter than #Angels GM Billy Eppler who now snares Zack Cozart. Stunning off-season— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 15, 2017
The Angeles are looking to get back to the postseason for the first time since 2014, and they certainly are taking all the necessary steps during the winter to make sure that happens. Cozart and Simmons on the left side closes the door to Mike Moustakas, but likely won't let anything get by them. Fair trade off.