Los Angeles Angels infielder Zack Cozart will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
The team made the announcement during Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox.
The 32-year-old Cozart went for a second opinion on his shoulder after experiencing continued discomfort. He plans to have surgery in Los Angeles soon.
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Cozart spent his first seven years in the big leagues with Cincinnati.
Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey will miss the start of training camp after becoming a new father.
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He adds "as soon as I'm comfortable knowing my family is healthy and happy, I'll return to Jacksonville to rejoin my teammates on our quest to handle some unfinished business."
Coach Doug Marrone says Ramsey let coaches know about the potential conflict months ago.