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Marcell Ozuna | Outfielder

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/12/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 229
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
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Joe Frisaro of reports that "nothing is imminent" on a possible trade involving Marcell Ozuna.
This comes on the heels of a report from ESPN's Jerry Crasnick on Tuesday night that the Mariners are working on a trade for Ozuna, who has fallen out of favor with Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria. Nothing is close, but the Marlins are reportedly willing to move him for a young starter. It's hard to imagine that Ozuna will begin 2016 with the team given all of the drama that has occurred until now, so it's highly likely he's moved at some point soon. Stay tuned. Nov 25 - 9:46 AM

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners are working on a trade to acquire Marcell Ozuna.

Ozuna has fallen out of favor in Miami, as he's apparently in owner Jeffrey Loria's doghouse. The 25-year-old outfielder hit only .259/.308/.383 with 10 homers and 44 RBI in 2015 and spent time in the minors. However, he batted .269/.317/.455 with 23 bombs and 85 RBI in 2014 and is not yet arbitration-eligible, so there's obvious appeal. Crasnick says the Marlins are looking for a young starter in exchange for Ozuna, and the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer hears Roenis Elias and Nate Karns could pique their interest. Meanwhile,'s Joe Frisaro believes the two clubs could be working on a larger trade involving more than just Ozuna and a pitcher. Nothing appears imminent here, but there's some smoke.
Nov 24 - 9:52 PM

An MLB executive who spoke with ESPN's Jerry Crasnick said that he would "be surprised" if the Marlins held onto Marcell Ozuna.

According to that major league excutive, "[Marlins owner Jeffrey] Loria clearly can't stand [Ozuna] and everybody knows it." In 459 at-bats with the Marlins, the 25-year-old outfielder slashed .259/.308/.383 with 10 homers and 44 RBI. An earlier November report by ESPN's Jayson Stark indicated that the Marlins are looking for a pitcher in the range of a No. 2 starter in exchange for Ozuna.
Nov 20 - 9:51 AM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Marlins are "floating" Marcell Ozuna's name in trade talks but "only want to deal him for a No. 2-type starter."

As Stark notes, it's hard to imagine them getting that after a season where Ozuna hit just .259/.308/.383 with 10 homers while spending time in the minors. Ozuna is reportedly in Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria's doghouse and it certainly wouldn't be a surprise to see the club ultimately accept less in a trade of the outfielder.
Nov 9 - 5:39 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Indians "have some interest" in Marcell Ozuna.

The Indians will be looking for center field help this offseason, so it's no surprise that Ozuna would be on their radar. Marlins general manager Michael Hill has said the club intends to keep Ozuna, but the outfielder is reportedly sideways with owner Jeffrey Loria and that could lead to his exit. Ozuna hit a disappointing .259/.308/.383 with 10 homers in 2015 and will be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Oct 23 - 12:25 PM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald hears that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria "is down" on Marcell Ozuna and the club "will consider trading him" this offseason.

Jackson adds that "some members of the front office" would like to hang on to Ozuna, but the outfielder looks to be in Loria's doghouse and his vote obviously counts the most. Ozuna spent a surprising amount of time in the minors this season, and it appears that was probably at least in part due to Loria souring on him. Slated to turn 25 next month, Ozuna hit a disappointing .259/.308/.383 with 10 homers in 2015 and will be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. However, he slugged 23 homers and drove in 85 runs in 2014 and would surely draw some trade interest if the Marlins do indeed make him available.
Source: Miami Herald
Oct 5 - 5:15 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 9-5 victory over the Braves.

Ozuna cracked the second of two solo homers in the seventh inning, which put the Marlins up 9-4 at the time. The outfielder has had a tough year, including a prolonged stint in the minors, and is carrying a .255/.303/.383 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI.
Sep 27 - 4:44 PM

Marcell Ozuna belted a two-run homer and scored twice in Wednesday's win over the Braves.

The Marlins went ahead for good on a Martin Prado sac fly in the fifth and Ozuna provided some cushion with his blast later in the inning. It was his fourth longball in 18 games since his return from the minors. Ozuna has now gone deep eight times on the season to go along with 33 RBI.
Sep 2 - 3:31 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Friday's win over the Nationals.

Ozuna hit an absolute bomb to dead center against Nationals starter Max Scherzer in the fourth inning. It traveled approximately 427 feet. He's picked up two hits in four of his last five games and has played well since being recalled to the majors on August 15. The 24-year-old outfielder makes for a decent mixed-league option, especially with the return of his power.
Aug 28 - 10:29 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a stolen base Thursday as the Marlins topped the Phillies 9-7.

Ozuna is 5-for-20 with two homers since being recalled by the Marlins following his overly lengthy stint in Triple-A, which was designed to prevent him from qualifying for arbitration as a super-two player this winter. He could be a decent mixed-league outfielder the rest of the way now that his power seems to have returned.
Aug 20 - 11:50 PM

Marlins recalled OF Marcell Ozuna from Triple-A New Orleans.

The 24-year-old has turned things around offensively since his demotion to Triple-A, where he slashed .317/.379/.558 with five homers and 11 RBI in 33 games. It's unclear how much playing time he'll see initially in Miami, but is certainly worthy of a flier in NL-only formats.
Aug 15 - 1:27 PM

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that "numerous teams" are asking the Marlins about Marcell Ozuna, including the Indians.

Spencer notes that the Marlins aren't shopping Ozuna, but they have been scouting pitching in Cleveland of late. Ozuna was demoted to Triple-A earlier this month after batting just .249/.301/.337 over 79 games this season, but he's still just 24 years old and has a lot of promise. It's no surprise he's a popular guy with other teams.
Jul 28 - 12:08 PM

Marlins optioned OF Marcell Ozuna to Triple-A New Orleans.

It's a very curious move for the Marlins, who are struggling as a team on offense, to demote their starting center fielder to Triple-A. While he has struggled of late, the 24-year-old is still hitting a respectable .249/.301/.337 on the season with four homers and 26 RBI in 79 games.
Jul 5 - 5:22 PM

Marcell Ozuna is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

It looks to simply be a routine day off. Cole Gillespie is in center field in Ozuna's place.
Jul 3 - 1:40 PM

Marcell Ozuna went 0-for-3 before being removed in a double-switch Thursday against the Cardinals.

Ozuna is hitting .272 and his strikeout rate is down a bit, but the Marlins would probably trade a little bit of average if it meant his power came back. He has just four homers so far this year after hitting 23 as a 23-year-old last season.
Jun 25 - 10:08 PM

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2Tomas Telis
1B1Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
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S1Jose Fernandez
2Tom Koehler
3David Phelps
4Brad Hand
5Jarred Cosart
6Henderson Alvarez
7Justin Nicolino
8Adam Conley
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R1A.J. Ramos
2Carter Capps
3Mike Dunn
4Bryan Morris
5Andre Rienzo
6Brian Ellington
7Kendry Flores
8Kyle Barraclough
9Aaron Crow
10Nick Wittgren
11Raudel Lazo
12Jose Urena
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