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Braves' Marcell Ozuna: On bench for afternoon game
Ozuna will sit for the first half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets.
Ozuna has struggled to a .152/.176/.273 line across his last eight games, dropping his OPS on the season down to .670. Travis d'Arnaud will serve as the designated hitter for the afternoon game, but Ozuna should return for the nightcap.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Homers, doubles in win
Ozuna went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double, three runs scored and two RBI in a 13-1 pounding of Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Ozuna doubled and scored in the fourth, singled and scored in the fifth and hit a solo shot in the seventh. After a difficult July in which he produced a .195/.247/.368 line, the veteran got off to a great start to August on Tuesday. It marked the fourth time this season that he had three hits in a game and just the second time since April 12. He's now hit seventh in Atlanta's order seven times in his last 12 starts.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Steps out of lineup
Ozuna is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Ozuna started the first eight games out of the All-Star break and will receive Sunday off after posting a .509 OPS and 34.4 percent strikeout rate during that stretch. William Contreras will take over as Atlanta's designated hitter Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Three hits in Monday's loss
Ozuna went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in Monday's 6-4 loss to the Phillies.
It was Ozuna's first multi-hit performance since July 3, and he slashed a sluggish .179/.246/.339 in 15 games between those efforts. The 31-year-old hasn't been able to put together any extended hot streaks yet this season, but unless Atlanta makes a major addition at the trade deadline, Ozuna's playing time seems secure with Adam Duvall (wrist) done for the year.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Belts 18th homer
Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 8-1 win over the Angels.
The veteran slugger capped the scoring on the night for Atlanta, taking Elvis Peguero deep in the eighth inning. Ozuna continues to have trouble building any momentum at the plate, slashing .200/.262/.450 through 16 games in July with four of his 18 homers on the year.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Gets breather Sunday
Ozuna is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals.
Ozuna will hit the bench for the second time in less than a week while he heads into the All-Star break amid a slump at the plate. Over his last eight games, Ozuna went 4-for-29, dropping his season average to .221. Atlanta will give Ronald Acuna a day out of the outfield and deploy him as the designated hitter Sunday in place of Ozuna.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Resting for day game
Ozuna is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
With the top two teams in the National League East closing their series with a day game after a night game, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker decided it was an ideal time to give Ozuna some time off. Adam Duvall will start in left field and Eddie Rosario will serve as Atlanta's designated hitter while Ozuna heads to the bench for the first time since June 19.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Solo homer in win
Ozuna went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Cardinals.
Ozuna hit a solo shot in the fifth inning to put Atlanta on the board. The designated hitter is having arguably his best month of the year, slashing .261/.261/.696 after picking up at least one hit in five of six games. He has just three strikeouts during that span and has taken his batting average from .223 to .229. The homer in Wednesday's game was his third of the month after he hit four in all of June. Ozuna is up to 17 home runs on the season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Blasts two homers
Ozuna went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in a 4-3 loss to the Reds on Sunday.
Ozuna went deep twice to give him 16 home runs and 34 RBI on the season. The 31-year-old right-handed power bat is on pace for his best home run total since 2017, when he went yard 37 times while playing for the Marlins. However, Ozuna's .227 average and .280 OBP are considerably down from his career numbers. His .244 BABIP and .276 xBA suggest that he could have been the victim of some bad hitter's luck thus far and is perhaps due for his numbers to normalize over the rest of the season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Hits game-winning homer
Ozuna went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Saturday's 5-3 victory versus the Dodgers.
After the Dodgers tied the score 3-3 in the top of the eighth inning, Ozuna responded with a two-run shot off Brusdar Graterol in the bottom of the frame to provide the winning margin. The long ball was Ozuna's 14th of the campaign, tied for 12th-most in the National League. The veteran's .227/.280/.416 season slash line is somewhat disappointing, however.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Hits 13th home run
Ozuna went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in a 12-10 loss to the Giants on Tuesday.
There has always been plenty of pop in Ozuna's bat, and his home run off Anthony DeSclafani now gives him 13 home runs on the year. Despite being a career .270 hitter, the 31-year-old slugger is slashing only .227/.275/.414 in 2022. Baseball Savant ranks him in the 90th percentile of xSLG, so it is possible that his slash line normalizes upward toward his career standard.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Taking seat Sunday
Ozuna is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.
The 31-year-old's move to the bench allows both of Atlanta's two backstops -- Travis d'Arnaud and William Contreras -- to stick in the lineup, as Contreras will handle designated-hitter duties in Ozuna's stead. Ozuna went 0-for-7 with a walk and three strikeouts in the first two games of the series in Chicago.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Clubs 11th homer
Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Monday's 9-5 win over the Nationals.
Ozuna took Nationals starter Erasmo Ramirez deep in the third inning. The long ball was Ozuna's first since his two-homer game May 29 versus the Marlins, and he's added just three doubles in that rather power-dry stretch. The slugger is up to a .227/.269/.403 slash line with 11 homers, 25 RBI, 28 runs scored, two stolen bases and eight doubles through 59 contests. He should continue to see a regular role as the designated hitter, but he lost his spot as the No. 3 hitter early in June and has batted sixth or seventh in his last seven starts. Ozuna's also seen himself occasionally on the bench against right-handed pitchers lately.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Not in Friday's lineup
Ozuna is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates.
The veteran slugger started the past three games and will receive a day off after going 1-for-10 with a walk and two runs during that stretch. William Contreras will bat seventh as the designated hitter in Ozuna's place.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Out of Sunday's lineup
Ozuna is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rockies.
Ozuna is hitting .290 with two home runs over his current seven-game hit streak. William Contreras will start at designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Goes deep twice
Ozuna went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Sunday's 6-3 win over Miami.
Ozuna took Elieser Hernandez deep in both the first and third innings. The 31-year-old is slashing .228/.269/.418 with 10 homers through 197 plate appearances on the year. He was in a 6-for-28 (.214) slump with no extra-base hits over his previous eight games.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Back in action
Ozuna (abdomen) will return to the lineup as expected for Friday's game against the Marlins, batting third and playing left field.
Ozuna was scratched from Thursday's series finale against the Phillies due to lower abdominal tightness, but reports indicated it would only be a one-game absence. That will indeed be the case, which is great news for Atlanta, as Ozuna is riding a 12-game hitting streak.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Set for Friday return
Ozuna (abdomen) will return to the lineup Friday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Ozuna was scratched from Thursday's game but the issue won't keep him sidelined for long. He's swung the bat well of late, collecting at least one hit in each of his last 12 games while smacking four home runs and collecting eight RBI and six runs scored.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Marcell Ozuna: Scratched with abdominal issue
Ozuna was scratched from the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies due to lower abdominal tightness.
Although Ozuna was removed from Thursday's lineup less than an hour before the start of the game, his injury doesn't seem like a significant concern since he'll be available off the bench. However, Orlando Arcia will enter the lineup in left field and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
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