Ozuna (fingers) was arrested on charges of aggravated assault strangulation and misdemeanor battery/family violence Saturday in Georgia, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
The league office is expected to open an investigation following the arrest, which could result in a suspension under MLB's domestic violence policy. Ozuna is already sidelined for at least the next six weeks after fracturing the ring and middle fingers on his left hand Tuesday.
Ozuna (finger) was officially placed on the 10-day injured list Friday.
Ozuna fractured two fingers on his left hand while running the bases Tuesday against the Red Sox. While he won't require surgery, he's expected to miss at least six weeks, meaning he won't be back on the field until shortly before the All-Star break at the earliest. Guillermo Heredia should see time in left field in his absence, with at-bats opening up for Ender Inciarte in center.
Ozuna was diagnosed with fractures in his ring and middle fingers on his left hand Wednesday but won't require surgery, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Ozuna underwent X-rays that revealed dislocated fingers Tuesday, but his CT scans and other tests Wednesday revealed a more serious issue. Even though he won't need to undergo surgery, Ozuna is expected to miss at least six weeks.
Ozuna (finger) is expected to miss at least six weeks, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Ozuna visited a specialist in Atlanta on Wednesday after he dislocated the ring and middle fingers on his left hand Tuesday. His extended absence will likely keep him out until at least July. Ehire Adrianza and Ender Inciarte could see increased playing time in the outfield while Ozuna is sidelined.
Ozuna (finger) isn't starting Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Ozuna's absence from the lineup was expected since he returned to Atlanta after he dislocated the ring and middle fingers on his left hand Tuesday. The 30-year-old will visit with a specialist in Atlanta, and a better idea of his status could be known once the visit is complete. Pablo Sandoval will serve as the designated hitter while Guillermo Heredia starts in left field Wednesday.
Ozuna dislocated the ring and middle fingers on his left hand Tuesday and will return to Atlanta to visit a specialist, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The 30-year-old suffered the injury during a slide into third base when he had his fingers bent back awkwardly. The team has yet to decide whether a trip to the injured list is necessary, though Ozuna can be ruled out for Wednesday's series finale given he's returning to Atlanta to be evaluated.
Ozuna exited Tuesday's game at Boston with an apparent finger injury on his left hand, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
The 30-year-old delivered an RBI double during the third inning Tuesday, but he had a finger on his left hand bent back while sliding into third base on a subsequent grounder. Ozuna should be considered day-to-day until the team updates his status.
Ozuna went 3-for-5 with a walk, two doubles, a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in Friday's 20-1 rout of the Pirates.
His sixth-inning solo shot off Kyle Keller was one of seven homers by Atlanta on the night. Ozuna has had a sluggish start to the season but has picked up the pace somewhat recently, hitting .244 (11-for-45) over the last 11 games with three home runs and five RBI.
Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, two runs scored and two walks in Friday's 6-3 win over Milwaukee.
Ozuna and Ozzie Albies launched back-to-back solo homers in the fifth inning, extending Atlanta's lead to 4-1. It was Ozuna's sixth home run of the season. He improved his slash line to .216/.297/.358 on the year and seems to be finding his groove with five hits and two homers over his last four games.
Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays.
Ozuna had a rough outing at the plate Tuesday night with three strikeouts but his bat did come alive in the sixth when he momentarily gave the Braves the lead with a solo home run to left. The 30-year-old has still not really figured out his swing so far, as he's slashing .203/.276/.333 with five home runs, 21 RBI and 13 runs scored to go along with a 13:36 BB:K. He has been making better contact lately but it's still been a majorly disappointing start to the year after an incredible offensive showing during the abbreviated 2020 campaign.
Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Nationals.
His third-inning blast off Erick Fedde proved to be the difference in the game. Three of Ozuna's four homers on the year, and nine of his 19 RBI, have come in the last seven games as the veteran slugger climbs out of an early season hole.
Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Thursday's loss to the Cubs.
Ozuna left the yard with a 414-foot solo homer against Adbert Alzolay in the sixth inning. It was the second long ball in as many games for the 30-year-old, who's starting to turn things around after a slow start at the plate this season, having hit safely in four consecutive games. On the year, he's batting .189/.287/.295 with three home runs and 13 RBI.
Ozuna went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 10-0 rout of the Cubs.
The veteran slugger got the ball rolling with a first-inning blast off Kyle Hendricks. Ozuna hasn't has much success at the plate so far, hitting .187 with only two homers and 12 RBI through 24 games, but he does have a modest three-game hitting streak going.
Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a pair of walks, two runs and an RBI in Sunday's 13-4 win over the Cubs.
Though he didn't slug one of Atlanta's five home runs on the night, Ozuna got on base enough to benefit from the team's offensive onslaught. After a sluggish start to the season, Ozuna looked dialed in at the plate throughout the three-game series in Chicago, producing a 1.100 OPS and a 3:3 BB:K.
Ozuna went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a walk in Saturday's loss against the Cubs.
Ozuna was unable to replicate his three-hit performance from Friday, but he seems to be leaving his slow start to the season behind after hitting in four of his last six outings. He's still hitting just .211 with a .560 OPS, but the veteran outfielder seems to be trending in the right direction after beginning the season going 4-for-32 over his first nine games.
Ozuna went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk, three RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 14-8 loss to the Marlins.
Ozuna finally got his bat going with his first multi-hit performance of the season, and he showcased his power after clubbing a low changeup to open up the scoring with a two-run homer in the first. Prior to Tuesday, the 30-year-old had struggled mightily with a 5-for-36 start and a 5:15 BB:K through his first 10 games. Perhaps his most recent performance is a sign of better things to come, as fantasy managers drafted him for his elite power and run-producing abilities.
Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays.
The veteran slugger took Chaz Roe deep in the sixth inning for his second homer of the spring. Ozuna has only gone 7-for-31 (.226) in Grapefruit League play, but five of those seven hits have gone for extra bases, and his 7:10 BB:K suggests he's been seeing the ball well. After posting a career-high 1.067 OPS last year in his first season with Atlanta, Ozuna is expected to hit cleanup behind the table-setting trio of Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman, a spot that should have him among the league leaders in RBI opportunities.
Ozuna has gone 4-for-19 (.211) through 10 Grapefruit League games with a double, a home run and a 4:9 BB:K.
The strikeouts aren't ideal, but so far this spring Ozuna has been focused on getting in his reps and getting his timing down at the plate. The 30-year-old will hit in the heart of a potent Atlanta offense this season, and while he almost certainly won't match the 1.067 OPS he racked up in 2020, Ozuna could take a run at his second career 30-HR, 100-RBI campaign.
Ozuna signed a four-year, $65 million contract with Atlanta on Friday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Ozuna appeared in all 60 games for Atlanta during the abbreviated 2020 season, and he'll return to the team on a multi-year deal in 2021. The 30-year-old slashed .338/.431/.636 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI last year but played 39 games as a designated hitter. However, he could serve as the primary left fielder for Atlanta in 2021 if the designated hitter isn't approved in the National League. Ozuna's contract contains a fifth-year option that would increase the deal to $80 million.
Ozuna went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double, three runs and four RBI during Thursday's Game 4 win over the Dodgers.
The 29-year-old hit a solo homer during the fourth inning and his RBI double during the sixth gave the Braves a 3-1 lead while chasing starter Clayton Kershaw. Ozuna is 11-for-40 with three homers, three doubles, 10 RBI and 14 strikeouts through nine playoff games as the Braves are one win away from advancing to the World Series.
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