Feb 23, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna (68) connects for a base hit against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. The Marlins defeated the Cardinals 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Marcell Ozuna Time

Perhaps “Ozuna Time” has dawned on us a little earlier than expected, and under less than ideal conditions, but here we are. The 22-year old outfielder debuted Tuesday in light of Giancarlo Stanton‘s injury, and quickly tallied his first hit of his pro career. Ozuna was part of the first three-game winning streak of the Marlins short season, and hasn’t made a silly, “I only have  47 plate appearances above A-ball.” mistake yet. Here’s to Marcell Ozuna!

Henderson Alvarez has “setback”; Marlins-killer Matt Diaz joins club | Miami Herald

Still injured! Get well soon!
Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Clark Spencer has the report on Henderson Alvarez‘s delayed return to the team, and more info on Matt Diaz, who was just placed on the 40-man roster to replace Nick Green. Spencer outlines Green’s history versus the Marlins and the state of the Blue Jays/Marlins trade.

Stanton dealing with Grade 2 hamstring strain | Fish Pond

 In what was the worst news of the week for the Fish, Giancarlo Stanton will miss weeks due to a Grade 2 hamstring strain. The injury led to Marcell Ozuna’s call up, but Stanton’s injury seemed to come just as he was getting hot at the plate. Joe Frisaro at the Fish Pond adds more details.
SBNation’s Minor League Ball posted their own scouting report on Marcell Ozuna for his call up. Here, you will find a brief history of Ozuna’s minor league career and projections. Ozuna time!

Miami Marlins: Marcell Ozuna not easily fooled | Sun-Sentinel

Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun-Sentinel reports that not only is Ozuna’s game on the field mature, but he’s one step ahead of his teammates zany antics.

Pierre steals 600th base, but Marlins fall to Phillies | Fox Sports Florida

In what will no doubt be one of the brightest moments in this Marlins season, Juan Pierre, batting gloves in hand, swiped his 600th career base. That’s a whoooole lotta bases, JP Beastmode.

From Marlin Maniac:

Series Preview: Miami Marlins Vs Philadelphia Phillies

James previews the pitching matchups and history between the Phillies and Marlins for this week’s series.

Miami Marlins Early May Roster Moves

Geoff keeps up with what your Miami Marlins are doing with their roster. Listing everything from DFAs and injuries.

Miami Marlins Vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Which Team Is Winning The Trade So Far?

Placido analyzes who’s “winning” the infamous November trade between the Fish and Blue Jays. Are the financial implications reason enough for the Marlins to win it? Would things be different if not for injuries? Are either of these teams winning the trade? Click that link.

Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Phillies Series Preview: Will The Phillies Become Sellers?

Ehsan speaks with fellow FanSided blogger Justin Klugh of That Ball’s Outta Here and discusses the state of our foes up north. They touch on subjects like Kyle Kendrick, Dom Brown, and whether the Marlins will be swept or not. Click that link, too.

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