Originally written May 01, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Giancarlo Stanton left the Mets-Marlins game on Monday night with a hamstring injury. An MRI on Tuesday revealed that Stanton has a grade 2 strain, and will miss at least a month. Miami called up 22-year old prospect Marcell Ozuna from AA Jacksonville to take Stanton's place in right. Ozuna was generally ranked as the third best outfield prospect in the Marlins system, behind Christian Yelich (who has struggled in ten games in the Southern League this year) and Jake Marisnick (who has played in just three games). In ten games, Ozuna has bashed five homers for the Suns, and has a 1.193 OPS. Those ten games he's played with Jacksonville this year has been his only exposure to the game above high-A. But let's not focus on Ozuna right now. Let's look at the Marlins offense without Stanton, far and away their best hitter. Through the first month of the year, with Stanton playing in 20 of Miami's 27 games, the Marlins are last in the majors with73 runs scored, last i...
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