Marcell Ozuna LF/CF MIA 3 days ago

Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Marlins' win over the Nationals on Friday night.

Marcell Ozuna LF/CF MIA 2 months ago

Ozuna was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Ozuna has really struggled at the dish recently, going 0-for-3 again Sunday to cap off a 1-for-32 stretch at the plate over the last ten contests. The move is a bit surprising with Giancarlo Stanton currently on the disabled list, but it appears the Marlins are comfortable using the combination of Chrsitian Yelich, Ichiro Suzuki and Cole Gillespie as the primary outfielders until Stanton returns. Ozuna will return to the minors, where he'll look to straighten himself out at the plate to rejoin the club.

Marcell Ozuna LF/CF MIA 2 months ago

Ozuna went 3-for-4 with a double and one run scored during Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Despite some underwhelming power totals (18 extra-base hits in 69 games), Ozuna is hitting a healthy .284 over the last 30 days. It's not quite what the Marlins had imagined from the 24-year-old coming off of a 23-homer, 86-RBI breakout season in 2014, but he'll continue to bat in an RBI-friendly lineup position for the foreseeable future.

Marcell Ozuna LF/CF MIA 2 months ago

Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a walk in Friday's loss to the Reds.

The Marlins were shut down by Mike Leake and the Cincinnati bullpen Friday, as Ozuna was the only player to reach base multiple times. With just four home runs on the season, Ozuna's power output has been a disappointment thus far and, despite a decent .281 average, Ozuna's 26 RBI and 26 runs scored over 66 games represent fairly underwhelming totals for a player who's stock has been steadily rising over the past two seasons. He's got a 51.8% ground ball rate, making it difficult to imagine the power numbers rebounding anytime soon.

Marcell Ozuna LF/CF MIA 3 months ago

Ozuna is out of the lineup Monday against the Yankees, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Ozuna hasn't collected a hit in either of the past two games, and will receive what appears to be a conveniently scheduled day off Monday. Ichiro Suzuki will start in center field in his place, batting second for the Marlins.

Marcell Ozuna LF/CF MIA 3 months ago

Ozuna hit his fourth home run of the season in Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

Ozuna has now hit safely in 11 straight games, with four multi-hit efforts over that span, but Wednesday's homer was his first in almost a month. While the 24-year-old has trimmed more than six percent off his strikeout rate from a year ago and is walking a bit more, his HR/FB rate is less than half what it was last season.

Marcell Ozuna LF/CF MIA 3 months ago

Ozuna is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

Ozuna has made 11 straight starts in center field for the Marlins, but will take a seat in favor of Ichiro Suzuki for the afternoon contest. The 24-year-old Ozuna is 3-for-21 with just one extra-base hit in his last five games, so perhaps a day on the bench will help him right the ship.

Marcell Ozuna LF/CF MIA 3 months ago

Ozuna went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs in Thursday's loss to Arizona.

He's been hitting second for the last two games, going 3-for-9 in that span, but you can't make any grand pronouncements from a sample that small. A popular pick for his power potential, Ozuna's now gone eight straight starts without a home run and has only three long balls on the year.

Marcell Ozuna LF/CF MIA 3 months ago

Ozuna went 1-for-4 batting out of the two-hole in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

New Manger Dan Jennings decided to shuffle up the lineup a bit in the hopes of jump-starting the team's scuffling offense, moving Ozuna up to second and dropping Martin Prado to the cleanup spot. Though the Marlins continued to struggle and dropped their sixth straight game Wednesday, both Ozuna and Prado got hits, and will remain in their respective positions for Thursday's matinee. After opening the season batting sixth, a jump to the top of the order will be welcome news for Ozuna's fantasy owners.

Marcell Ozuna LF/CF MIA 3 months ago

Ozuna (personal) is back in the starting lineup for the Marlins on Tuesday night.

He was away from the team Monday due to a family matter at home. Ozuna will start in center field and bat cleanup for the Marlins in his return to action Tuesday against Jeremy Hellickson and the D-backs.