Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:48:04 -0700
The Miami Marlins exercised SP Jacob Turner's 2014 option Thursday, Oct. 31, and reinstated OF Marcell Ozuna (thumb) from the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:03:38 -0700
The Miami Marlins placed 3B Placido Polanco (concussion) on the 7-day disabled list Monday, Aug. 19, and recalled INF Gil Velazquez from the minors in a corresponding move. Also, OF Marcell Ozuna (thumb) was moved to the 60-day DL.
Fantasy Tip: Greg Dobbs will likely take over as the regular third baseman until Polanco returns. With the season winding down, however, Polanco isn't a sure bet to return with a concussion. Dobbs is strictly an NL-only commodity.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:56:09 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna (thumb) will miss the rest of the season with a left thumb injury. He will undergo surgery on his thumb Friday, July 26, to fix two torn ligaments and an avulsion fracture. "It's a minimum 6-8 weeks, then you have to ramp up from there," manager Mike Redmond said. "So, we're going to run out of time this season."
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:06:09 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna (thumb) was put on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, July 25, with a ligament tear and avulsion fracture in his left thumb, and he'll need to have surgery to fix it. Ozuna was sent to Double-A Jacksonville earlier this week. The injury will now likely qualify him for Super Two status, meaning he'll be eligible for arbitration in 2016.
Fantasy Tip: Ozuna probably won't play in the bigs again this season due to his injury and the fact that the Fish are going with Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick. Ozuna can be let go in all formats.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:32:13 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna (thumb) was back in Miami having his left thumb examined. The injury could potentially force him to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 05:11:50 -0700
The Miami Marlins optioned INF Derek Dietrich and OF Marcell Ozuna to Double-A Jacksonville and will call up OF Christian Yelich and OF Jake Marisnick.
Fantasy Tip: Marisnick is having a solid year in center field at Double-A. He's hitting .294 with 12 homers, 46 RBIs and 11 steals. Yelich is hitting .280 with seven homers and 29 RBIs. Marisnick's skill set could translate into a recipe for success at the major-league level this season, but we question whether Yelich is ready. He was hitting .240 a couple weeks ago before a hot stretch recently. Grab both in NL-only leagues, and Marisnick could become useful in mixed leagues.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 11:54:27 -0700
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said OF Marcell Ozuna is expected to move to center field when OF Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) is activated from the disabled list.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:28:46 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring), 2B Donovan Solano (intercostal) and 1B Joe Mahoney (hamstring) had their rehab games rained out the past two days, but all three are on track to return from their disabled list stints Monday, June 10.
Fantasy Tip: Stanton and Solano will return to starting duties, but Mahoney will likely serve as the backup to Casey Kotchman at first base. Marcell Ozuna's hot bat should keep him in the everyday lineup even with the return of Stanton. A platoon in left field between Juan Pierre and Justin Ruggiano could be in order.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:56:59 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna has impressed scouts after being thrown into the mix thanks to OF Giancarlo Stanton's (hamstring) injury. One scout described Ozuna as "Yasiel Puig, minus the hype." Ozuna had played only 24 games above Class A ball but has a slash line of .326/.370/.473 after 34 games with the Marlins. Ozuna could push the team to get rid of Stanton after this season. "When he first came up, if he got into a 3-1 count or 3-2, you could throw a pitch anywhere -- in the dirt, a foot outside -- and he'd still swing at it," hitting coach Tino Martinez said. "But you tell this kid something, he gets it. About two and a half weeks ago, we talked before his first at-bat about looking for a pitch he could drive. Instead, he swings at a pitcher's pitch, rolls it over to the shortstop and comes in and says, 'How did I do?' I said, 'Terrible,' although I might have used some other words than 'terrible.' I said, 'I told you to look for a ball to drive.' He listened, and it was like, from that moment on, that was it. He's been a totally different player. That's not coaching. That's listening."
Fantasy Tip: Ozuna has impressed us, but his results are still under a small sample size. There is room for regression, especially since it looks as though he's here to stay, even when Stanton returns from the DL. The fact that Ozuna should remain in the picture will give him long-term value in deep mixed leagues, though.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 06:14:20 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) will serve as the designated hitter at Class A Jupiter Thursday, June 6, after playing in two consecutive rehab games. He played seven innings in the outfield Wednesday, June 5. Stanton expects to come off the disabled list Monday, June 10.
Fantasy Tip: This will make fantasy owners rejoice. Marcell Ozuna is expected to move to center field, and that may signal the end for Juan Pierre with Justin Ruggiano in left. However, don't write off Pierre just yet; he could platoon with Ruggiano in left so the team can utilize his speed occasionally.