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!
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
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:
James previews the pitching matchups and history between the Phillies and Marlins for this week’s series.
Geoff keeps up with what your Miami Marlins are doing with their roster. Listing everything from DFAs and injuries.
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.