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13 Marcell Ozuna CF
Height/Weight: 6-1/222 | Birthdate: 11/12/1990 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Miami | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 87/57 | Average Draft Position: 135.30
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Marlins scratch Christian Yelich due to back tightness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against Philadelphia because of lower back tightness, reports Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. Ichiro Suzuki will take Yelich's place in left field, while Marcell Ozuna will bat fifth in the order.

Yelich, who signed a seven-year, $49.57 million contract extension before the start of the season, has struggled to make his presence felt at the plate. He is batting .200 (9 for 45) with one double, four RBI, a stolen base, four walks and 13 strikeouts in 11 games.

Miami is favored (-126) in Philadelphia, per VegasInsider.com.


Marcell Ozuna set to sit Friday night for Marlins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Struggling Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna has been benched for the Friday night game against the Mets.

Ozuna hasn't had a multi-hit game since the season opener and is 4-for-28 since. He has just one extra-base hit on the year.


Marlins scratch Marcell Ozuna, Ichiro Suzuki to start Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) The Marlins have scratched outfielder Marcell Ozuna for showing up to the ballpark late and will start outfielder Ichiro Suzuki in Sunday's game against the Rays, the Miami Herald reports.

Ichiro has appeared in all five games for the Marlins this season, going 0 for 4 in his first four appearances before drawing a walk Saturday and getting caught stealing. Ozuna is 5 for 19 but has yet to pick up an extra-base hit.


Marlins' Michael Morse batting cleanup on Opening Day


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Marlins have announced their starting lineup for Monday's Opening Day matchup against the Braves in Miami, with offseason acquisition Michael Morse slotted into the cleanup spot.

Morse is coming off a hot spring in which he hit .347/.429/.673 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 29 at-bats. He'll hit behind No. 3 hitter Giancarlo Stanton and ahead of third baseman Martin Prado.

The full Marlins lineup: 2B Dee Gordon, LF Christian Yelich, RF Stanton, 1B Morse, 3B Prado, CF Marcell Ozuna, C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, SS Adeiny Hechavarria, SP Henderson Alvarez.


Marlins CF Marcell Ozuna patient about new deal


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/19/2015) After the Marlins reached a new deal with outfielder Christian Yelich on Thursday, the next domino to fall figures to be CF Marcell Ozuna. But, according to MLB.com, the outfielder is willing to be patient regarding his contract extension. 

Ozuna is scheduled to be arbitration-eligible in 2016, but on the advice of his agent, Scott Boras, he will focus his energy on the field and not his deal.

"[Boras] tells me 'Don't hurry. Be waiting for the moment, and let's see what happens in a couple of years,' " said Ozuna, who hit .269 with 23 home runs and 85 RBIs in his first full MLB season. 


Marlins not alarmed by Marcell Ozuna's slow start


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/11/2015) Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna is off to a 1-for-12 start this spring, but manager Mike Redmond isn't worried. "It's too early to get concerned about 10, 12 at-bats," Redmond told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Ozuna also struggled mightily last year in spring training, per the paper, but ended up batting .269 with 23 homers and 85 RBI in his first full season in the majors.


Marlins offer deals to Yelich, Hechavarria; Ozuna next


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) The Marlins have made long-term offers to outfielder Christian Yelich and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, and are expected to offer a contract extension to outfielder Marcell Ozuna early this week, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The offer to Yelich is patterned after the six-year, $31 million deal Pirates outfielder Starling Marte received, but for less money.


Marlins trying to work out new deals for Yelich, Hechavarria


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Now that the Marlins have signed star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a long-term deal, the team is still trying to sign shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and outfielder Christian Yelich to multiyear deals, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

As far as outfielder Marcell Ozuna and starting pitcher Jose Fernandez are concerned, however, it appears it could be a little more difficult to work out contract extensions, especially for Fernandez.


Marcell Ozuna's ankle injury does him in


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2014) According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the ankle sprain Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna suffered Sunday against the Nationals is in fact a high ankle sprain that will sideline him for the final week of the regular season.

First baseman Justin Bour could get more playing time with Ozuna sidelined, with Garrett Jones shifting to the outfield.


Marcell Ozuna sustains ankle sprain


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna left Sunday's game against the Nationals after turning over his right ankle running into second base. According to the Palm Beach Post, X-rays on Ozuna's ankle were negative, and he has been diagnosed with a sprain.

Right fielder Enrique Hernandez shifted to center field to replace Ozuna, while Garrett Jones replaced Hernandez defensively.


Marcell Ozuna homers in third straight game Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 4-1 loss to the Brewers Wednesday.

Ozuna delivered his opposite-field blast in the seventh inning, but it was all the offense the Marlins would muster in the game. It was his third straight game with a home run, and the outfielder is 12 for 24 in his last six games. Ozuna has hit .270/.319/.460 with 22 home runs and 83 RBI in 522 at-bats.


Hitters to sit in Week 24


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) If you own Tyler Flowers, Brandon Moss, Brandon Phillips, Lonnie Chisenhall or Elvis Andrus or Marcell Ozuna Fantasy, you may want to sit them for Fantasy Week 24 (Sept. 8-14).

See the latest Start and Sit Hitters to find out why.


Marcell Ozuna drives in four with four-hit game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) The Marlins got a big contribution from outfielder Marcell Ozuna Friday, as he led the way in an 11-3 win over the Braves.

Ozuna had four hits in five trips to the plate Friday, including a pair of doubles en route to a four-RBI game. He scored twice as well, while avoiding a strikeout for the first time in six games.

Ozuna has been inconsistent recently, with three multi-hit games and four hitless performances over his last seven games. He is hitting .264/.313/.441 with 19 home runs and 78 RBI over 137 games in his first full season. 


Marcell Ozuna ends rout of Rockies with grand slam


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Marlins emerging slugger Marcell Ozuna came up in the ninth inning Friday night in Colorado with the bases loaded and unloaded them.

Ozuna blasted one 428 feet to complete the rout. He has not only homered in three straight games, but he also added two singles and scored twice against the Rockies. He has 10 RBI in the last four games to give him 70 on the year and an outside shot at 100 this season.


Marcell Ozuna continues heating up with three-hit game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna has gone from cold to hot. He slammed three hits against visiting Texas on Wednesday to make him 9 for 23 in the last five games after a 0-for-15 slide.

Ozuna homered for the second straight game, a 398-foot shot to left in the ninth inning. He had already doubled and scored in the fourth and singled. He has a stat line .261/.316/.440 stat line on the year with 17 home runs and 63 RBI.


Marcell Ozuna slugs 17th home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Rangers Tuesday.

Ozuna tied the game up at 1-1 with his fourth-inning blast, which was his first home run since July 27. He has hit .257/.312/.428 with 17 home runs and 63 RBI in 444 at-bats.


Marcell Ozuna swats clutch home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna delivered a two-run home run in the ninth inning of his team's 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks Tuesday.

Ozuna went 2 for 4 and hit a double in the game, but his big contribution came against Diamondbacks closer Addison Reed in the ninth inning, driving a ball over the center field wall with his team down to its final out. Ozuna owns a 14-game hitting streak as well as a .279/.326/.467 line with 15 home runs and 51 RBI in 323 at-bats.


Marcell Ozuna pushes hitting streak to 12 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna singled with the bases loaded in the sixth inning Sunday at St. Louis, driving in two runs. He finished 2 for 4 with one walk during an 8-4 win.

Ozuna extended his hitting streak to 12 games. He's batting .348 (16 for 46) with two home runs, three doubles, six RBI and 10 runs in that span.


Marcell Ozuna extends hitting streak with three-hit game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna extended his hitting streak to nine games Thursday, in a 5-4 loss to the Phillies.

Ozuna went 3 for 4 in the game with a double, and he scored twice in the loss. Ozuna is hitting .353 over the course of his hitting streak, raising his season line to .271/.317/.455 in 83 games. 


Marcell Ozuna returns to starting lineup Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna returned to the starting lineup Tuesday against the Phillies after being unable to start Sunday due to a hamstring injury. However, Ozuna did deliver a pinch-hit home run Sunday against Oakland.

Marcell Ozuna slugs pinch-hit home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Despite not making the starting lineup Sunday due to an apparent hamstring injury, Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna smacked a pinch-hit solo home run in his team's 4-3 loss to the A's.

Ozuna said Sunday that he expects to play in the team's next game Tuesday, so the injury appears to be a relatively minor issue. Sunday's home run extended his modest hitting streak to six games, and Ozuna owns a .265/.311/.454 line with 14 home runs and 47 RBI in 291 at-bats.


Marcell Ozuna absent from Sunday's lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna was not in the starting lineup Sunday against Oakland after leaving Saturday's game with what appeared to be a right hamstring injury. Christian Yelich, who was activated off the disabled list Sunday, started in center field in Ozuna's absence.

Though, Ozuna said his absence was merely precautionary and he expects to play Tuesday against the Phillies.

"They don’t want to lose me for two or three innings," Ozuna said Sunday, per The Miami Herald. "Tuesday I’ll be able to play."

Ozuna is batting .290 (9 for 31) with one double, one home run, four RBI, five runs, two walks and nine strikeouts in his last eight games.


Marcell Ozuna comes up limping after at-bat


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna was forced to leave Saturday's game during the seventh inning, due to what appeared to be an injury to his right leg.

Ozuna flew out to left field in the seventh inning, and then limped back to the dugout grabbing his right hamstring. The team did not provide an immediate update on the injury, so his current status moving forward is not yet known.


Marcell Ozuna getting rest Friday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna hasn't had a day off since June 12. That is, until Friday night. He is out of the lineup for the game against Oakland.

Ozuna has hit safely in five of his last six games and has been a surprise this season with 13 home runs and 45 RBI in 282 at-bats.


Marcell Ozuna homers, triples in loss Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna had a big offensive game Saturday, going 2 for 3 with a walk, a triple, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in his team's 8-6 loss to the Pirates.

Ozuna continues to strike out at an alarming rate, racking up 19 strikeouts in his last 11 games, but he hasn't let him limit his power at the plate. He owns a .271/.319/.466 line with 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 236 at-bats.