Reds Zack Cozart out for season; team signs Padres' Kivlehan

Cincinnati Reds' Adam Duvall, left, celebrates with Zack Cozart (2) after hitting a two-run home run off New York Mets pitcher Rafael Montero in the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Cincinnati Reds' Adam Duvall, left, celebrates with Zack Cozart (2) after hitting a two-run home run off New York Mets pitcher Rafael Montero in the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart was placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday.

Cozart, who was expected to return this season, won't play again until 2017 after suffering a right knee injury. He played in 121 games this year, hitting .252 with a career-high 16 home runs and 50 RBIs. He hasn't played since Sept. 10 against Pittsburgh, going 1-for-5 with a strikeout.

Cozart going on the DL made room for the Reds to claim Patrick Kivlehan off waivers from the San Diego Padres. Kivlehan played for three different Pacific League Triple-A teams in 2016, hitting .254 with 12 home runs, 49 RBIs, 24 walks and 19 doubles. His .OBP was .302. Kivlehan is expected to join Cincinnati this weekend.

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