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Who is Marcell Ozuna?
Marcell Ozuna Idelfonso nicknamed “The Big Bear” is a professional Dominican notable baseball outfielder for the Atlanta Braves of MLB (Major League Baseball). Previously, he played in MLB for the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. In 2013, he made his MLB debut with the Marlins.
In 2008, he was signed by the Marlins as an amateur free agent. Moreover, he is a two-time MLB All-Star (2016, 2017), and won both a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger Award in 2017, his breakout season. That year also, he finished fourth in the National League (NL) in batting average (.312) and third in home runs (37) and runs batted in (124). Following the 2017 season, the Marlins traded Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals. In 2020, he led the NL in both home runs and RBIs.
How Old Is Marcell Ozuna?
He is 31 years old as of August 2022, having been born on November 12, 1990, in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic. Ozuna shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Erika Costell, NayVee Nelson, Anne Hathaway, Ryan Gosling, Dr. Mike, and many more.
Marcell Ozuna Family
Who are Marcell Ozuna’s Parents?
He was born to Marcelino Ozuna (Father) a former painter, and Adriana Idelfonso (Mother) a housekeeper.
Does Marcell Ozuna have Siblings?
He has three siblings. One brother and two sisters. However, his siblings’ names and whereabouts are unknown.
Marcell Ozuna Education
Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet.
Marcell Ozuna Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life, Genesis Guzman.
Marcell Ozuna Kids
He and his wife Genesis have three kids. However, his kids’ names are not mentioned on the internet.
Marcell Ozuna Professional Career
A Career in the Minor Leagues
The Florida Marlins signed Ozuna on February 15, 2008, as an international free agent with a $49,000 bonus. That year, he played for the Dominican Summer League (DSL) Marlins where he played in 63 games and hit .279 with six home runs and 43 runs batted in (RBIs), and eight stolen bases. The next year, he played for the GCL Marlins where in 55 games he hit .313 with five home runs and 39 RBIs. He went on to begin 2010 with the Greensboro Grasshoppers of the Class A South Atlantic League. However, he was sidelined after six appearances with an injured wrist. But returned in June with Short Season Jamestown where he finished the season.
Overall, in 74 games, he hit .258 with 22 home runs and 62 RBIs. Nevertheless, he spent 2011 with Greensboro where he hit .266 with 23 home runs, 71 RBIs, and 17 stolen bases over 131 games. For the 2012 season, he was promoted to Jupiter Hammerheads of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, where in 129 games he hit .266 with 24 home runs and 95 RBIs. The next year, he opened with Jupiter but after four games, he was promoted to the Jacksonville Suns of the Class AA Southern League. On April 29, 2013, he was named the league’s player of the week. And on that same day, the Marlins promoted him to the major league following a minor injury to Giancarlo Stanton.
A Career with the Miami Marlins (2013 to 2017)
Ozuna made his first major league debut on April 30, 2013, and recorded his first career hit, a single off Jeremy Hefner of the New York Mets. When Stanton returned, Ozuna became the starting center fielder. However, he was optioned back to Jacksonville on July 22, but instead of joining Jacksonville, he was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a ligament tear and avulsion fracture in his left thumb. On July 26, 2013, he underwent season-ending thumb surgery. Overall in 2014, he played a total of 153 games where he batted .269 with 23 home runs and 85 RBIs. He then tied a franchise record with home runs in four consecutive games on September 11, 2014.
After going hitless in nine of ten games, on July 5, 2015, he was sent down to AAA. After playing 33 games and batting .333 with five home runs and 11 RBIs, he returned to the Marlins to complete the 2015 season. There he batted .278 with six home runs and 18 RBI. After batting .435 with four home runs, 12 RBIs, and a 1.481 OPS, Ozuna was named NL Player of the Week in 2017 for the week of April 10-16. Once again, he was named NL Player of the Week along with teammate Giancarlo Stanton for the week of September 18-25. This was after batting .500 (10-20) with three home runs, 7RBIs, and 6 runs scored.
A Career with St. Louis Cardinals (2018 to 2019)
The Marlins traded Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals on December 14, 2017, for Sandy Alcantara, Magneuris Sierra, Zac Gallen, and Daniel Castano. It was announced on January 12, 2018, that the Cardinals and Ozuna reached an agreement on a one-year $9 million contract. In a 3-2 victory versus the Pittsburgh Pirates, he hit his 100th career home run off Chad Kuhl on June 2, 2018, and a first home run at Busch Stadium as a member of the Cardinals.
For the week of June 11-17, he was named NL Player of the Week after hitting .455/.478/1.000 (10-for-22, 1.478 OPS). With four home runs and eight RBIs in six games. Overall, he finished his first season in St. Louis by batting .280 with 23 home runs and 88 RBIs in 148 games. On June 29, 2019, he was placed on the injured list with a finger fracture and was activated on August 3. With the Cardinals reaching the 2019 National League Division Series, he played in his first career postseason series. Where in five games against the Atlanta Braves, he hit .429 with 9 hits and 5 RBI.
A Career with the Atlanta Braves (2020 to present)
He signed a one-year contract worth $18 million with the Atlanta Braves on January 21, 2020. On an opening Day on July 24, he was the starting left fielder. He then became the first National League player on September 1. As he hit three home runs in one game at Fenway Park and also reached 1,000 MLB career hits.
Overall in 2020, he batted .338/.431/. 636 (each 3rd in the NL) with an NL-leading 18 home runs, 56 RBIs, and 145 total bases during the shortened 60-game season. He won his second Silver Slugger Award after the 2020 season. Ozuna then re-signed with the Braves on February 5, 2021, with a four-year $64 million deal. However, he was put on administrative leave on September 9, this was due to domestic violence allegations. And thus he did not play for the remainder of the season. Moreover, the Braves, finished with an 88-73 record thus clinching the NL East, and eventually won the 2021 World Series their first title since 1995.
Marcell Ozuna Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 1inch (1.85m) and a weight of 102kg (224lbs).
Marcell Ozuna’s Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual salary of $18 million and an estimated net worth of $12 million.