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Reds SS Cozart has Tommy John surgery

Cincinnati Reds rookie shortstop Zack Cozart had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on Friday.

< he="" will="" resume="" baseball="" activities="" in="" four="" months="" and="" if="" everything="" goes="" as="" expected="" he="" will="" be="" fully="" recovered="" in="" time="" for="" spring="" training="" prior="" to="" the="" start="" of="" the="" 2012="" season.="" he="" suffered="" the="" injury="" in="" the="" fourth="" inning="" of="" a="" victory="" over="" the="" braves="" on="" july="" 23="" while="" trying="" to="" make="" a="" tag="" at="" second="" base="" on="" atlanta's="" nate="" mclouth.="" drafted="" in="" the="" second="" round="" of="" the="" 2007="" draft="" by="" cincinnati,="" the="" 25-year-old="" cozart="" hit="" .324="" with="" two="" homers="" in="" 11="" games="" for="" the="" reds="" this="" season./="">