"I'd like to see him be more aggressive and swing earlier in the count," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "When in doubt, from a hitter's standpoint, attack. Right now, they're attacking him. He's getting behind taking. He'll take a pitch and then [either] foul one off or the umpire will call [a strike] and you're 0-2. It's hard to hit like that."
Baker showed no indication he planned to move Cozart out of the lineup's second spot.
"There are a lot of guys struggling," Baker said. "That's one of the perils of changing the lineup around because you go from one guy struggling to another guy struggling."
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