American League

Angels sign free agent Zack Cozart and will move him to third base

Angels sign free agent Zack Cozart and will move him to third base

The Angels have settled the prominent pieces of their 2018 roster in striking fashion. On Friday, they signed longtime shortstop Zack Cozart to a three-year contract worth $38 million. They plan to play him at third base, where his defensive acumen should supply the club with one of baseball’s best infields.

The strong-armed Ian Kinsler, acquired from Detroit on Wednesday, will man second base. Reigning American League Gold Glove winner Martin Maldonado will catch, and all-world shortstop Andrelton Simmons will anchor it all. After three year’s of offseason moves, It has become increasingly clear: Angels general manager Billy Eppler values defense more than his counterparts across...

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