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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%: 84/63 | Average Draft Position: 135.24
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Marlins CF Marcell Ozuna collects sixth multihit game in May


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna went 2 for 5 with one RBI, one strikeout and two runs during a 7-6 loss Thursday vs. Arizona. Ozuna had an RBI single off Randall Delgado in the sixth inning.

Ozuna had his sixth multihit game in May. He is batting .276 (21 for 76) with three home runs, four doubles, eight RBI, nine runs, six walks and 14 strikeouts in 19 May games.


Dan Jennings swap Marcell Ozuna, Martin Prado in Marlins' lineup


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) New Marlins manager Dan Jennings shook up the starting lineup for Wednesday's contest against Arizona, moving Marcell Ozuna to the No. 2 hole and Martin Prado to the cleanup spot, per the Miami Herald.

Ozuna is hitting .207 (12 for 58) with two homers and six RBI over his last 15 games. Prado is hitting .247 (24 for 97) with a home run and eight RBI over his last 23 games played.

Miami is favored (-132) at home against Arizona, per VegasInsider.com.


Marlins CF Marcell Ozuna returns to starting lineup on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/19/2015) Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks. Ozuna missed Monday's game due to personal reasons, but will only miss the one game.

Ozuna has been struggling at the plate recently with just eight hits in his last 35 at-bats. His return to the lineup puts Ichiro Suzuki back on the bench for Tuesday's game. 


Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna (personal) scratched from lineup


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna has gone home for personal reasons and will not play against the Diamondbacks, according to MLB.com.

Ozuna was scheduled to bat fifth and play center field for Miami. Ichiro Suzuki will start in center as Ozuna may need a day or so to deal with the personal issue. Suzuki will bat eighth. He is hitting .276 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.


Marlins 1B Justin Bour moved to cleanup in lineup


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Marlins first baseman Justin Bour will bat fourth in the lineup on Monday against the Diamondbacks, the first time he has done so this year, the team announced.

Bour, who will make just his fifth start of the year, will replace Michael Morse at first. Marcell Ozuna, the normal cleanup hitter, will slide down to fifth.

"Putting Justin there, putting him in the four hole," manager Dan Jennings said to Fox Sports Florida. "Trying to create some left, right leverage in the lineup. Let's see what happens. As I told these guys. There are 13 position players that are going to be utilized. We'll get guys days off, we'll use the bench, we'll rest our regulars. We all need to be ready to contribute when the bell rings.

J.T. Realmuto also returns to the lineup on Monday after getting the day off Sunday.

The Marlins are currently the favorites (-122) against Arizona.


Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna belts third home run of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna connected off Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke in the seventh inning for his third home run of the season during Monday's 5-3 loss the Dodgers.

The home run was Ozuna's only hit in the game. He finished the contest 1 for 3 with one walk and two runs scored. Over his last five games, Ozuna is 6 for 20 with three home runs and four RBI. Ozuna has hit each of the three home runs during that span.


Marlins CF Marcell Ozuna hits second homer in three games


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) It took Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna 27 games to blast his first home run of the season. It took him two more to hit his second.

Ozuna went deep again Saturday night, blasting off in the fourth to get his team off on the right foot in a win at San Francisco. He also walked and scored in the eighth.

He is 15-for-44 in his last 11 games with seven runs scored.


Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna hits first home run of season Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Playing in his 27th game of the season, Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna finally connected on his first home run of the season during Thursday's 7-2 win over the Giants.

Ozuna hit the two-run home run off Tim Hudson in the seventh inning. Ozuna finished the game 2 for 5 with two RBI. Ozuna had been 0 for 8 in his last two games. He is now batting .293 on the season and is 12 for 36 in his last nine games with four RBI.


Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna collects four hits Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna was a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate during Friday's 4-3 win over the Phillies.

Ozuna's biggest hit came in the ninth inning when he drove in Giancarlo Stanton on a double for the game-winning run. The four hits were a season high for Ozuna. Prior to Friday's game, he had yet to collect more than two hits in any game this season.


Marlins' Marcell Ozuna batting cleanup in fourth straight game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna is serving as the cleanup hitter Tuesday for the fourth straight game.

Ozuna opened the season in the No. 6 spot before moving to the fifth slot a week ago. He then shifted to the cleanup role Saturday and has remained there since. The center fielder has hit has hit .270/.342/.317 with four RBI in 63 at-bats.

The Marlins are favorites (-112) against the Mets Tuesday, per VegasInsider.com.


NL Player of the Week Hechavarria hitting eighth for Marlins


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/27/2015) After going 12-for-24 with 10 RBIs and eight runs scored, Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria was named National League Player of the Week on Monday. He'll look to continue his run Monday against the Mets from the eighth spot in the starting lineup. 

Hechavarria has not had much success against Mets starter Dillon Gee, however, going 1-for-8. Marcell Ozuna, who is batting cleanup, is hitting .417 against Gee. 


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.