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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
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Marcell Ozuna was scratched from the Cardinals' lineup for Wednesday afternoon's game against the Royals because he overslept.
The Cardinals had to send somebody to Ozuna's apartment to wake him up and he did not arrive at Busch Stadium until after the game had started. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny came to Ozuna's defense in his postgame presser, telling reporters that Ozuna "couldn’t be any more regretful for not being here today on time" and that the team would "move forward." But it's obviously a really bad look for a guy who's batting just .253/.295/.331 through 44 games in his first year with the club. May 23 - 8:14 PM

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Marcell Ozuna has been scratched from the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday versus the Royals.

No reason has been given yet. Tyler O'Neill is now starting in left field and hitting cleanup against Kansas City right-hander Jake Junis.
May 23 - 12:43 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-4 with three singles Tuesday against the Royals.

Ozuna had a day off Sunday following a five-game hitless streak, but he's reached base three times in each of his last two contests since returning to action. They've all been singles, though, and he hasn't had an extra-base hit since May 11.
May 22 - 11:51 PM

Marcell Ozuna is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Ozuna is in a 0-for-22 funk at the plate, so he'll get a day off to clear his head. Tyler O'Neill is in left field and also in the cleanup spot in his place.
May 20 - 11:40 AM

Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-3 with a walk on Friday to raise his average to .263.

It's something. Ozuna hasn't homered since April 12, and his K/BB ratio stands at 28/4 in 123 plate appearances. He can start getting better anytime now.
May 5 - 12:02 AM

Marcell Ozuna finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout on Wednesday against the White Sox.

Another rough day for the Cardinals' big offseason trade addition, who's batting just .243/.261/.330 in 27 games this year.
May 2 - 4:09 PM

Marcell Ozuna finished 1-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's 6-2 loss in Pittsburgh.

Ozuna has pieced together a modest four-game hitting streak, going 7-for-19 (.368) with at least one RBI in each of the four outings. He looks to be slowing warming up as the weather gets warmer. A four-game hitting streak is nothing special for Ozuna, but this follows up an ugly 1-for-23 skid, so it's nice for his nervous fantasy owners.
Apr 28 - 11:52 PM

Marcell Ozuna tallied three hits and two RBI in Friday’s extra-inning loss to the Pirates.

Ozuna had a double and a pair of RBI singles. He’s knocked in five runs over his past three games, bringing his total to 16 RBI for the year. It’s nice that he’s still driving in runs, but he only has two homers to go along with a .257/.276/.347 batting line and a 26/3 K/BB ratio. That’s not what fantasy owners had in mind on draft day, but there’s some room for optimism with his hard-hit rate and exit velocity.
Apr 27 - 11:30 PM

Marcell Ozuna finished 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Wednesday's 9-1 win against the Mets.

Ozuna perked up facing a familiar foe, as he saw plenty of the Mets from his days with the Marlins. It wasn't all rosy, though, as he did strike out two more times. Still, he entered the day 1-for-23 over the past six outings, so the two RBI were like a drink of water after crawling through the desert for fantasy owners.
Apr 26 - 1:59 AM

Marcell Ozuna is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Ozuna is in the midst of a 1-for-18 slide at the dish, so he'll get a breather. Tyler O'Neill is in left field Sunday in what is his first major league start.
Apr 22 - 11:22 AM

Marcell Ozuna is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

It's Ozuna's first day off this season. Paul DeJong is also sitting out, as the Cards have Harrison Bader in left field and Greg Garcia at shortstop.
Apr 15 - 10:28 AM

Marcell Ozuna finished the day 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI in Saturday's 8-7 Grapefruit League win over the Mets.

Both hits were doubles, including one off reliever Josh Torres in the fifth inning that drove in two runs. Ozuna is having a fantastic spring (.340/.356/.642) and seems poised for a monster season in his first campaign with the Cardinals.
Mar 24 - 4:35 PM

Marcell Ozuna had a three-run homer and a sac fly Thursday as the Cardinals topped the Braves 8-2.

Ozuna, who is slated to fill the cleanup spot for the Cardinals, started the spring 4-for-28, but he's had 12 hits in 22 at-bats since, giving him a .320/.339/.600 overall.
Mar 22 - 6:08 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored as the Cardinals crushed the Marlins 11-4 on Tuesday.

All 11 runs came in the first two innings. Ozuna had his best game of the spring to date against his old team. He was just 4-for-28 with one homer and 13 strikeouts coming into this one.
Mar 13 - 4:38 PM

Cardinals and OF Marcell Ozuna avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9 million contract.

Acquired from the Marlins via trade last month, Ozuna is arbitration-eligible for the second time. He batted .312/.376/.548 with 37 home runs and 124 RBI during a breakout 2017 campaign.
Jan 12 - 2:48 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
3Francisco Pena
4Steven Baron
1B1Jose Martinez
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Paul DeJong
2Yairo Munoz
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
LF1Marcell Ozuna
2Tyler O'Neill
CF1Tommy Pham
2Harrison Bader
RF1Dexter Fowler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Michael Wacha
4Miles Mikolas
5Luke Weaver
6Jack Flaherty
7John Gant
8Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Bud Norris
2Greg Holland
3Luke Gregerson
4Tyler Lyons
5Dominic Leone
6Matt Bowman
7Jordan Hicks
8Brett Cecil
9Sam Tuivailala
10Mike Mayers
11John Brebbia