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Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a double as the Marlins lost to the Nationals on Wednesday.

Ozuna's average rises to .339 on the heels of Tuesday's four-hit performance. He has hit safely in 13 of his 15 games to start the season, and five of his 20 hits have gone for extra bases.

Marcell Ozuna CF/RF MIA 2 Days

Marcell Ozuna went 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

Ozuna's foot, damaged Sunday on a foul ball, didn't seem to be hampering him any at the dish. The four hits pushed his average up to .327, but don't expect him to hang out there over the course of the season.

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Marcell Ozuna (foot) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

Ozuna fouled a ball off his foot Sunday and was held out of Monday's lineup, but he's feeling better. The 23-year-old outfielder is hitting .280 (14-for-50 with two home runs, two doubles, and four RBI through 14 games so far this season.

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Marcell Ozuna (foot) is out of Monday's lineup against the Nationals.

Ozuna fouled a ball off the top of his foot Sunday and was using crutches after the game, but he's hoping to only miss one day. Christian Yelich will make the start in center field while Reed Johnson plays left.

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Marcell Ozuna smacked a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Nationals.

His long blast to left field off of Stephen Strasburg in the seventh inning was the only run the Fish could muster in this one. Ozuna was awful this spring to the point that he nearly played himself out of a job, but he's been one of the club's hottest hitters so far once the lights came on, batting .333/.385/.556 with a couple longballs.

Marcell Ozuna CF/RF MIA 17 Days

Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and three runs scored Monday against the Rockies.

The Marlins strongly considered demoting Ozuna and going with Jake Marisnick in the outfield, but they made the smart choice. Since Ozuna was called up last Apr. 30, three different Marlins players have scored three runs in a game. Juan Pierre did it once, Justin Ruggiano twice and Ozuna has done it three times.

Marcell Ozuna CF/RF MIA 21 Days

Marcell Ozuna had two hits and an RBI as the Marlins topped the Cardinals 6-4 on Thursday.

Ozuna is set to be the Marlins' primary center fielder after Jake Marisnick was sent down earlier today. He should be a nice NL-only outfielder with decent power and speed numbers. Hitting low in a bad lineup will probably take enough of a toll on his run and RBI numbers to deny him mixed-league value initially.

Marcell Ozuna CF/RF MIA 23 Days

Marcell Ozuna is considered the frontrunner for the starting center field job.

Ozuna is hitting just .180 (9-for-50) with a 16/8 K/BB ratio over 18 games this spring, but he has shown improvement in recent days. Jake Marisnick has really impressed during Grapefruit League play, but he's likely to begin the year with Triple-A New Orleans.

Marcell Ozuna CF/RF MIA 23 Days

Marcell Ozuna returned to action Tuesday and had an RBI double in four at-bats versus the Cardinals.

Ozuna left Sunday's game with a left leg cramp. He has picked it up offensively in his last few starts, so he's still in the running to be the Marlins' center fielder.

Marcell Ozuna CF/RF MIA 25 Days

Marcell Ozuna was pulled from Sunday's game with a left leg cramp.

He's considered day-to-day. If it turns into something more, Jake Marisnick's chances of breaking camp with the club increase greatly. The 23-year-old Ozuna was rushed to the big leagues in 2013, but acquitted himself well by slashing .265/.303/.389 with three homers, 32 RBI and five stolen bases in 70 games. He's going to have to improve on his disappointing 57/13 K/BB ratio this year, however.