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Marcell Ozuna | Outfielder | #23

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 234
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Marcell Ozuna has been dealing with tendinitis and inflammation in his right shoulder since last season.
It has notably affected Ozuna's throwing this season, although he and the Cardinals don't seem to think it's bothered him at the plate (although his results might disagree). Ozuna receives daily treatment on the shoulder and he eventually plans to meet with the Cardinals' training staff to devise an offseason plan in hopes of regaining strength. It does not appear that surgery is a possibility. Aug 5 - 8:58 AM

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Marcell Ozuna (toe) went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored in his return to the Cardinals' starting lineup on Friday.

Ozuna was removed from Thursday's game against the Rockies due to discomfort in his left toe. The 27-year-old has picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks, but is still hitting a disappointing .267/.312/.393 with 13 homers and 59 RBI in his first season in St. Louis.
Aug 4 - 8:29 AM

Marcell Ozuna (toe) expects to be back in the Cardinals' lineup Friday against the Pirates.

Ozuna left Thursday's game against the Rockies with left toe discomfort but should be good to go after having a troublesome corn shaved off. The 27-year-old has hit .268 with 13 homers over 408 at-bats for the Red Birds this year.
Aug 2 - 5:36 PM

Marcell Ozuna was removed from Thursday's game against the Rockies due to left toe discomfort.

Ozuna appeared to tweak something on a hard swing in the bottom of the third inning, but he completed that at-bat and remained in the game until the top of the fifth, at which point Yairo Munoz replaced him in left field. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Aug 2 - 2:47 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-5 and drove in a run during Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

He singled three times, including once in the eighth inning with Yadier Molina scoring on the play for an insurance run. The outfielder is now slashing .270/.313/.395 with 13 home runs and 59 RBI in 104 games. That is not bad but is a far cry from the numbers he put up last year with the Marlins -- .312/.376/.548 with 37 bombs, 124 RBI and 93 runs. Ozuna has been hot of late and his owners are hoping he can finish strong to give them a better return on their expensive draft day investment.
Aug 2 - 2:12 AM

Marcell Ozuna launched a solo walk-off home run in the 10th inning of Monday's 5-4 win over the Rockies.

The Cardinals had every reason to just fold up shop in this one after Carlos Martinez exited in the fifth inning with a right shoulder strain, with Nolan Arenado rubbing salt in that wound by hitting a grand slam shortly after his departure to put the Red Birds down 4-0 with the game at its halfway point. They fought back, though, eventually tying the contest at 4-4 on a two-run single by Matt Carpenter in the seventh inning. It would be Ozuna's turn to play hero three innings later. And play hero he did, cracking a solo home run off Jake McGee with one out in the 10th to end the game. In his first year in Cardinals garb, Ozuna is hitting .268/.312/.396 with 13 home runs and 58 RBI over the course of 102 games played. While that batting line leaves much to be desired at this juncture, Ozuna has now homered in three consecutive contests.
Jul 31 - 12:58 AM

Marcell Ozuna homered for the second consecutive game as the Cardinals fell to the Cubs on Sunday Night Baseball.

Prior to Saturday, Ozuna hadn't homered since June 16, but now has left the yard in back-to-back games. He crushed a go-ahead two-run homer off of Kyle Hendricks in the first inning, but that would wind up being the extent of the Cardinals' offense in the ballgame. Ozuna finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .268/.311/.390 with 12 long balls and 57 RBI.
Jul 30 - 12:19 AM

Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-4 with a grand slam to help the Cardinals best the Cubs 6-2 on Saturday.

Jose Quintana got himself into trouble in the first inning, walking in a run, ahead of Ozuna stepping to the dish. The 27-year-old compounded Quintana's issues by launching a full count breaking ball over the left-center wall to extend the Cards' lead. The homer was Ozuna's first since June 16, somehow, giving him 11 on the year. It's been a forgettable first year in St. Louis for the outfielder, who's hitting just .269/.312/.384 overall in his new digs.
Jul 28 - 7:42 PM

Marcell Ozuna finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout Sunday in the Cardinals' loss to the Cubs.

Ozuna is now batting just .265/.309/.376 in 95 games this season with St. Louis, and he hasn't homered since June 16. We could see interim manager Mike Shildt move him out of the cleanup spot at some point.
Jul 22 - 6:49 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in a victory over the Indians on Monday.

Ozuna's two-run double was all the scoring the Cardinals would need, and it came in the third inning off of Mike Clevinger. He also singled, and it ups his batting average on the season to .287 and his OPS to .763 on the year. The overall numbers pale in comparison to 2017, but he's been red-hot in June, and there's reason to think he'll continue this good run in the second half of the year.
Jun 26 - 12:27 AM

Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in a win over the Brewers on Saturday.

He led off the sixth inning with a single and then trotted home on Yadier Molina's second home run of the game. The former Marlins outfielder struggled badly for the first two months of the season but has turned a corner in June. His numbers still lag far behind his monster 2017 season but he could be one of the league's better hitters the rest of the season. He has a .280/.328/.418 triple-slash with 10 homers and 41 RBI in 71 games. He hit .312 with 37 bombs and 124 RBI in a much tougher ballpark last year.
Jun 23 - 8:54 PM

Marcell Ozuna belted a two-run home run in Saturday's 6-3 loss against the visiting Cubs.

The homer was the only hit of the game for Ozuna, who is now up to 10 homers and 40 RBI after a slow start to his season. The outfielder finally looks acclimated to his new surroundings and he is doing what is expected of him after some big performances in Miami. He has hit safely in 14 of his 15 games in the month of June to raise his average from .260 to .290 just since May 31.
Jun 17 - 3:43 AM

Marcell Ozuna continued his hot hitting on Friday against the Cubs by going 2-for-3 with a solo homer.

Ozuna now has four homers in his last six games. He’s hitting a ridiculous .417 (20-for-48) this month and has pulled his batting average all the way up to .291 for the year. Those fantasy owners who were patient are reaping the rewards in a big way right now.
Jun 16 - 1:05 AM

Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer Wednesday in the Cardinals' loss to the Padres.

Those were the only two runs St. Louis could muster against Eric Lauer and the San Diego bullpen. Ozuna has been red-hot since late May, with his OPS rising nearly 150 points over his last 21 games.
Jun 13 - 11:14 PM

Marcell Ozuna slugged his seventh home run of the season Monday in the Cardinals' win over the Padres.

It was a two-run no-doubter off a Jordan Lyles hanger in the bottom of the fifth inning. Ozuna also singled in the game, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored. He ended the month of May on a positive note and has been scorching hot in June. Buy low on the 27-year-old outfielder if you still can.
Jun 11 - 11:22 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Francisco Pena
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Jose Martinez
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
2Yairo Munoz
3B1Jedd Gyorko
2Patrick Wisdom
LF1Marcell Ozuna
CF1Harrison Bader
RF1Dexter Fowler
2Tyler O'Neill
3Adolis Garcia
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Michael Wacha
4Miles Mikolas
5Jack Flaherty
6Luke Weaver
7John Gant
8Austin Gomber
9Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
R1Bud Norris
2Jordan Hicks
3Luke Gregerson
4Mike Mayers
5Dominic Leone
6Dakota Hudson
7Tyson Ross
8Chasen Shreve
9Daniel Poncedeleon
10Brett Cecil
11John Brebbia
12Tyler Webb