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Marcell Ozuna | Outfielder | #23

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 234
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / MIA
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Marcell Ozuna will undergo a cleanup procedure on his right shoulder Tuesday in Los Angeles.
It's odd that this surgery didn't already happen, as the Cardinals haven't played a game in a month and Ozuna battled right shoulder discomfort throughout the 2018 regular season. But he is expected to be ready for the start of spring training next February and the 27-year-old outfielder could be a good bounceback candidate in fantasy leagues given better health. He's due to become a free agent next winter. Oct 30 - 5:09 PM

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Marcell Ozuna will meet with a specialist in Los Angeles later this month to determine the next course of treatment for his right shoulder.

Ozuna dealt with shoulder discomfort throughout the 2018 season and often looked hesitant on throws from the outfield. He's not expected to require surgery, as that almost certainly would have already taken place. The 27-year-old will be looking to rebound in 2019 -- a contract year for him -- after mostly disappointing in his first season with St. Louis. He finished with a .758 OPS, 23 home runs, and 88 RBI in 148 games, after putting up a .924 OPS with 37 homers and 124 RBI in 159 games with the Marlins in 2017.
Oct 16 - 5:02 PM

Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer in the Cardinals' loss to the Brewers on Monday.

His screamer to left off Josh Hader in the bottom of the sixth gave the Cardinals a 4-3 lead, but they would ultimately fall 6-4. Ozuna has 10 home runs and 24 RBI over his last 28 games, though he's still sporting an underwhelming .754 OPS for the season.
Sep 25 - 12:51 AM

Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored, leading the Cardinals to a 5-0 victory over the Dodgers on Sunday night.

Ozuna opened the scoring in the contest with a solo shot off of Ross Stripling in the second inning. That proved to be more than enough support for Adam Wainwright and company in this one. Ozuna has been red hot at the plate over the last few weeks and is now slashing .281/.322/.438 with 22 homers and 83 RBI on the season.
Sep 16 - 11:37 PM

Marcell Ozuna plated three runs Tuesday in the Cardinals' win over the Pirates.

Ozuna drove in a pair of runs with a double in the first inning and added another run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. He had the opportunity to drive in more runs with the bases loaded and no one outs in the sixth but struck out. Ozuna now has five home runs and 10 RBI in nine games since returning from the disabled list. Clearly the shoulder was really bothering him, both offensively and defensively.
Sep 12 - 12:08 AM

Marcell Ozuna blasted a game-tying two-run homer off of Shane Greene in the ninth inning on Saturday, but the Cardinals still wound up falling to the Tigers.

Ozuna has put on a show at Comerica Park, swatting a pair of home runs in the opener on Friday, then tagging the Tigers' closer with a game-tying blast when the Cardinals were down to their final out on Saturday. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .278/.322/.435 with 21 homers and 75 RBI on the season.
Sep 8 - 10:11 PM

Marcell Ozuna blasted a pair of home runs on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Cardinals to victory over the Tigers in Motown.

Ozuna opened the scoring in the contest with a solo shot off of Daniel Norris in the second inning. He then gave the Cardinals a 2-1 lead in the fourth when he victimized Norris for a second time. It's Ozuna's second multi-homer game in the last four days. With his 2-for-4 effort on Friday, he's now hitting .279/.322/.431 with 20 homers and 73 RBI on the season.
Sep 7 - 10:19 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 4-for-5 during Wednesday's victory over the Nationals.

All four hits were singles and he didn't produce any runs or RBI but it was another strong game for the outfielder nonetheless. This comes on the heels of hitting two dingers in Tuesday's ballgame and helps give hope to his beleaguered fantasy owners who have watched one of their early draft picks fizzle out for the most part this year. He recently returned from a disabled list stint due to a shoulder injury that has plagued him all year. If he has turned the corner from that problem perhaps he will resume hitting like the stud who batted .312/.376/.548 with 37 home runs and 124 RBI last year. So far this year he is sporting a much more pedestrian .277/.321/.418 line with 18 home runs and 71 RBI in 127 games.
Sep 6 - 12:12 AM

Marcell Ozuna belted a pair of solo home runs Tuesday in the Cardinals' victory over the Nationals.

Ozuna slammed a no-doubter off of Erick Fedde in the second inning to get the scoring going in this one. He then went to the opposite field in the sixth innings off of Austen Williams for his first multi-homer game as a Cardinal. Hopefully the rest and shot for his ailing shoulder will propel Ozuna to a strong finish.
Sep 4 - 11:36 PM

Marcell Ozuna is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Ozuna was actitvated from the disabled list Saturday after missing a couple weeks with a nagging shoulder issue, but this will be his first action since the DL stint. He's in left field and batting cleanup against Anthony DeSclafani and the Reds.
Sep 2 - 11:12 AM

Cardinals activated OF Marcell Ozuna from the 10-day disabled list.

There's a possibility that Ozuna (shoulder) will still be limited to pinch-hitting duties for the next couple of days, but with rosters expanded for September there was no reason not to activate him if he can help the team in any capacity.
Sep 1 - 12:49 PM

Marcell Ozuna (shoulder) could be limited to pinch-hitting duty for a few days upon his activation from the disabled list Saturday.

Ozuna has missed the last week and a half with a right shoulder injury that has plagued him throughout the season. Tyler O'Neill has played pretty well in his place so it's possible Ozuna won't be an everyday player even after he's cleared for full duty.
Aug 31 - 5:49 PM

Marcell Ozuna (shoulder) remains on track to return from the disabled list when first eligible on Saturday.

Ozuna was placed on the disabled list last Wednesday with inflammation in his right shoulder, but he has already resumed swinging a bat and he is expected to begin throwing later this week. "He feels good," general manager Michael Girsch said Tuesday. "He feels like he's getting better extension and is looser." Tyler O'Neill has been drawing regular starts in left field in Ozuna's absence.
Aug 28 - 9:15 PM

Cardinals placed OF Marcell Ozuna on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Ozuna has been battling shoulder discomfort all year and it has greatly impacted his throws from the outfield. The hope is that he'll be ready in 10 days and be able to help the Cardinals lock up a postseason spot down the stretch. Tyler O'Neill figures to get the majority of playing time in left field for St. Louis while Ozuna is away. Matt Adams and Yairo Munoz will be options there too.
Aug 22 - 4:39 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Cardinals' 5-2 win over the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Ozuna connected on an 87 mph slider from Dodgers reliever Daniel Hudson, launching a two-run bomb to left-center field in the seventh inning to increase the Cardinals lead to four runs. He also singled in the contest. The 27-year-old outfielder won't come close to repeating last year's 37-homer campaign from a power standpoint, but he's still hitting .275 with 16 homers and 69 RBI in 521 plate appearances this season. He's also chipped in a pair of stolen bases as well.
Aug 22 - 2:39 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Francisco Pena
3Carson Kelly
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
SS1Paul DeJong
2Yairo Munoz
3Edmundo Sosa
3B1Jedd Gyorko
2Patrick Wisdom
LF1Marcell Ozuna
2Tyler O'Neill
CF1Harrison Bader
RF1Dexter Fowler
2Jose Martinez
3Adolis Garcia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Miles Mikolas
2Jack Flaherty
3Michael Wacha
4Austin Gomber
5John Gant
6Adam Wainwright
7Daniel Poncedeleon
8Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Carlos Martinez
2Jordan Hicks
3Bud Norris
4Mike Mayers
5Dominic Leone
6Dakota Hudson
7Tyson Ross
8Chasen Shreve
9Luke Weaver
10Brett Cecil
11Luke Gregerson
12Tyler Webb
13John Brebbia
14Giovanny Gallegos