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Mark Kolozsvary
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Kolozsvary with the Dayton Dragons in 2018
Cincinnati Reds
Catcher
Born: September 4, 1995 (1995-09-04) (age 26)
Eustis, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Mark Daniel Kolozsvary (born September 4, 1995) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Cincinnati Reds organization. He was drafted by the Reds in the seventh round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft.

Career

Kolozsvary attended Mount Dora Christian Academy in Mount Dora, Florida, and transferred to Tavares High School in Tavares, Florida, for his senior year. He enrolled at the University of Florida, where he played college baseball for the Florida Gators.

The Cincinnati Reds selected Kolozsvary in the seventh round, 197th overall, of the 2017 MLB draft, and he signed with the team. He made his professional debut with the rookie-level Billings Mustangs, posting a .305/.362/.411 slash in 28 games. In 2018, Kolozsvary played for the Single-A Dayton Dragons, where he hit .225/.310/.324 with 3 home runs and 27 RBI. The following season, Kolozsvary received a promotion to the High-A Daytona Tortugas, and slashed .188/.341/.321 in 79 games with the team.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the cancellation of the 2020 minor league season, the Reds included Kolozsvary in their 60-man player pool at their alternate site, but did not see any game time in the major leagues. Kolozsvary was assigned to the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts to begin the 2021 season.

International career

Kolozsvary played for the United States national baseball team for qualifying for baseball at the 2020 Summer Olympics. After the team qualified, he was named to the Olympics roster on July 2. The team went on to win silver, falling to Japan in the gold-medal game.

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