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Cozart scratched with sore left wrist

Negron inserted into starting lineup
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CNCINNATI -- Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was scratched from Monday's series-opening lineup against the Braves with a return of a sore left wrist. Kristopher Negron was inserted into the lineup to replace Cozart.

Cozart missed all three games last week at Pittsburgh with a sore left wrist and bruised right index finger. On May 3 at Atlanta, he was hit on the wrist by a Julio Teheran fastball and took a grounder off of his hand later in the game.

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CNCINNATI -- Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was scratched from Monday's series-opening lineup against the Braves with a return of a sore left wrist. Kristopher Negron was inserted into the lineup to replace Cozart.

Cozart missed all three games last week at Pittsburgh with a sore left wrist and bruised right index finger. On May 3 at Atlanta, he was hit on the wrist by a Julio Teheran fastball and took a grounder off of his hand later in the game.

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Video: CIN@ATL: Cozart leaves game early with bloody finger

After returning to the lineup on Saturday, Cozart went 5-for-10 in three games, including a game-tying two-run double in the top of the ninth vs. the White Sox in what would be a 4-3 Reds loss.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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