MIAMI Injury again has prompted the Miami Marlins to call up one of their prized prospects.
Marcell Ozuna, considered a potential key piece of Miamis future, was summoned to make his major league debut in right field against the New York Mets on Tuesday night. He was in the lineup batting sixth against right-hander Jeremy Hefner.
Ozuna replaced Giancarlo Stanton, who was put on the 15-day disabled list after suffering a strained right hamstring in Monday nights 15-inning victory against New York.
I feel excited, my first time coming here and playing with the big guys, Ozuna said before making his debut. I didnt sleep last night. Its my first time in a big park.
Ozuna, 22, joins Jose Fernandez in arriving to The Show earlier than had been expected. Tabbed the teams future ace, the 20-year-old Fernandez was surprisingly added to Miamis roster a day before the season opener following injuries to pitchers Nathan Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez.
Ozuna and Jake Marisnick, who was acqu...