Originally written July 26, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Miami Marlins are fielding all sorts of exciting young players these days, including Jose Fernandez, Giancarlo Stanton, Jake Marisnick and Christian Yelich. Top prospect Marcell Ozuna also carries with him high expectations, but the outfielder’s season is likely over. Miami placed Ozuna on the disabled list yesterday, and president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest told reporters – including Ian McCue of MLB.com – that “it’s highly doubtful” Ozuna will return with the team this season. "It's highly doubtful and improbable that you'll see him again this season," Beinfest said. “It's a minimum 6-8 weeks, and then you have to ramp up from there. So we're going to run out of time this season." Ozuna is dealing with a ligament tear and avulsion fracture in his left thumb, conditions that will require surgery. He sustained the injury on Monday while making a diving catch in center field to rob Colorado Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer of a base hit. During the play, you could see Ozuna’s glove hand get bent backward. Following the game, Ozuna told reporters he was OK. However, the Marlins weren’t convinced, sending the rookie to a hand specialist. It was there that the extent of the injury was ultimately determined during an MRI. This marks Ozuna’s second significant injury of the current campaign, as he also suffered a broken left wrist during spring training. He sustained the break when he collided with the wall while making a catch. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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