Report: Reds, Mariners deal for Cozart fell through in final moments

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The Cincinnati Reds had a deal in place that would've sent shortstop Zack Cozart to the Seattle Mariners, and then they didn't.

Early on deadline day, it appeared as though the framework for a deal involving Cozart was going to happen, and although Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto failed to disclose specifics, he said the deal was exceptionally close to happening.

"Thirty seconds?" he told The News Tribune's Bob Dutton. "But that's not unusual at the trade deadline. We had a lot of things going on.

"Some that came much closer than others. Some got very deep into the deal-making phase and just didn't come to pass."

Seattle was prepared to send over minor-league pitcher Luiz Gohara to the Reds in a two-for-two deal. The Reds reportedly stayed away from the deal because they had spent too much time in the morning reworking the Jay Bruce deal that sent him to the New York Mets.

Before Cincinnati could review medical records for the players they were getting, the clock expired.

Either way, trades can still be made after the deadline. The only catch is the players involved need to clear waivers.

"We're going to have something on the market in August," Dipoto said. "I guarantee there will be more activity throughout the league, and we'll probably be at the center of that."

Report: Reds, Mariners deal for Cozart fell through in final moments
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