CINCINNATI -- Amos the donkey made an appearance at Great American Ball Park Saturday to visit Zack Cozart before the Reds' game against Washington Nationals.
Teammate Joey Votto promised the shortstop he'd buy him a donkey if he made it to the All-Star Team. Cozart delivered, and so did Votto.
Amos is not Cozart's donkey, but his donkey will be coming from the same farm.
Cozart said he's still not sure what to feed a donkey, and he said he's looking forward to the "interesting" times ahead.
"When they're training my donkey, if they could make it a house donkey, like train it to go to the door and stuff. But I don't think that's going to fly," Cozart said.
Cozart said he was "pretty surprised" when he was named to the All-Star Team on July 2.
"Obviously starting is that much better because the fans vote you in and they recognize what you’ve done out there. It means a lot. I know Cincinnati was voting hard and I had to have some help outside of Cincy, and that happened," Cozart said.
He came in into the season a .246 hitter. This year, he’s hitting .323. Cozart also entered the year fully healthy for the first time since he wrecked his left knee on July 11, 2015. The injury cost him the rest of the season.