Cozart, who was nearly traded to the Seattle Mariners at last summer’s deadline, is enjoying a breakout season with a .321/.400/.566 slash line. The 31-year-old will be a free agent in a few months and would appear to be an ideal trade candidate.
Buchanan, however, writes that the Reds have yet to find a realistic match. The Nationals (Trea Turner) and Astros (Carlos Correa) have endured injuries at shortstop, but those clubs are standing pat because those incumbents are expected back in time for the postseason.
“There’s no guarantee that teams are going to come and make offers for your players,” general manager Dick Williams told the Enquirer.
-- Doug Mittler