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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Marlins rookie outfielder Marcell Ozuna was placed on the disabled list dating back to July 23 due to a thumb injury.
According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald, Ozuna tore ligaments and has a fracture in his left thumb. He suffered the injury making a diving catch in his final game before being sent back down to the minor leagues.
Ozuna was to take a spot on the roster of the Marlins Double-A franchise, the Jacksonville Suns, but is currently on the MLB disabled list.
The Marlins called Ozuna up earlier in the year and he started off hot but had cooled off in recent weeks. He was hitting .265 in 70 games this season when he was sent back down.
In his place, the Marlins called up phenom Christian Yelich and fellow blue-chip prospect Jake Marisnick.
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