After missing most of the 2015 season with a knee injury, Cozart is hitting .301 with eight home runs and 23 RBIs.
“It’s another thing you’d love to check off in your life in baseball, being a major-league All-Star,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “For me, you want the most deserving people to be there. I think if he continues on this pace, he’ll be there.”
Draft night: The Reds have three picks on the first night of the Major League Baseball draft Thursday. They have the No. 2 overall pick and are expected to draft at 7:16 p.m. They have the 35th pick in the competitive balance lottery round A at 9:58 p.m. and a second-round pick, the 43rd overall, at 10:13 p.m.
The draft starts at 7 p.m. and will be televised on the MLB Network.
Perfect night: Billy Hamilton went 3-for-3 Tuesday in a 7-6 victory over the Cardinals, raising his average to .263. He singled in the eighth against former Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton and after the game remembered a quirk of having Broxton as a teammate.
“I’d come in every day, and he’d cut up my shirts and put them in the trash,” Hamilton said. “You’re kind of afraid of him a little bit. You never know what he’s going to do. But he’s always been a great guy.”
Series finale: Brandon Finnegan (2-4, 3.89) starts the final game of the series against the Cardinals at 7:10 p.m. Thursday against Adam Wainwright (5-4, 5.40).