Professional baseball left fielder Marcell Ozunais all for the St. Louis Cardinals of the Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his debut in April 2013 and has shown convincingly that he is one player that can’t be sidelined when it comes to who is who in the MLB. Here, you will get to know more about him through his bio, career stats, family life and other things of interest we have gathered about the pitcher.
Marcell Ozuna’s Bio
Marcell whose full name is Marcell Ozuna Idelfonso is from the Dominican Republic. He was born on the 12th of November 1990 in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic. He is obviously of Dominican nationality but comes from an African ethnicity.
His family then was a middle-class one and Marcell Ozuna grew up with his two sisters and a brother. Reports have it that his father worked as a painter while their mother augmented her husband’s earning with her’s as a housekeeper. Baseball was a game that was not strange to the Ozuna’s as Marcell’s uncle Pablo Ozuna was a former baseball player.
Marcell Ozuna fanned his baseball interest by playing as often as time would permit. Doing this he honed his batting and pitching skills setting himself aside from the rest of the pack. It wasn’t long before he got noticed beyond the shores of his country.
He signed his first contract with American Florida based baseball team, Florida Marlins on February 15, 2008, as a non-drafted free agent. He continued playing in his home country’s Summer League where he hit 79 with 6 home runs and 43 RBI and 8 SB in a total of 63 games. Coming to 2009, Marcell began playing for Gulf Coast League Marlins where he recorded 313 hits with 5 home runs and 39 Runs batted in 55 games.
At this time, it was only appropriate that Marcell Ozuna’s skill gets rewarded in view of the advancement of his career. He was promoted in 2012 to the A-Advanced baseball team, Jupiter and in the following year, the sharp hitter made his MLB debut for the Miami Marlins on April 30, 2013. Marcell Ozuna saw regular playing time in 2014, playing 153 games, batting 269 games where he made 23 home runs and 85 RBI. Come the year 2016, Marcel impressed a lot playing for the National League in the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He became the 8th player to hit at least 35 home runs in the league.
On the 14th of December 2017, he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals to make way for Sandy Alcántara, Magneuris Sierra, Zac Gallen, and Daniel Castano to join the Marlins. Reports from January 2018 had it that the trade was worth $9 million for a one year contract.
In the course of his young career, he has been honored with the following laurels; Silver Slugger Award (2017), All-Star (2016-017) and Gold Glove Award (2017). As he continues to play, we expect more honors and awards to come to him.
Marcell is one of the youngest players who is climbing quite fast on the ladder of MLB career growth. As he continues to improve on his game, his career stats will obviously keep improving.
His Wife and Children
Marcell Ozuna is enjoying a happy married life, he is married to his longtime girlfriend Genesis Guzman, and their wedding took place in a private ceremony that held in May 2017 back in their home country of Dominican Republic.
Before their marriage, however, they had already had three children. Their first daughter was born sometime in 2016, she had two boys earlier. One was born in 2014 while the other around 2015. Genesis is reported to be nursing her 4th child at the moment but details of the baby have not been revealed.
Other Details About Him
- His birth sign is Scorpio.
- The baseballer is reported to have a net worth of $1.2 million.
- He enjoys brand endorsements from the likes of Pepsi and Aquafina.
- Marcell Ozuna hit 24 home runs in the minor leagues in 2012.
- Being a wealthy sports person, he can acquire relatively anything he wants, when it comes to cars, his collection includes a Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, and black Cadillac SUV.
- Marcell stands at a height of 6 feet.
- His career is still a young one, Marcell Ozuna has played for only 2 teams which are Miami Marlins (2013–2017) and St. Louis Cardinals (2018–present).