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Video: Marcell Ozuna hits a monster home run at Tropicana Field

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Marcell Ozuna hit his longest home run of the Statcast era during Wednesday night’s game against the Rays. With one out in the top of the fourth inning and his team trailing 3-0, Ozuna crushed a Blake Snell change-up to left field. It was hit so high and so far that it hit one of the banners the Rays have hanging above the second deck. Specifically, it hit the Rays’ 2011 Wild Card banner.

The blast went 468 feet, according to Statcast.

Ozuna finished 2-for-4 with the homer as the Marlins defeated the Rays 10-6. He’s now hitting .300/.360/.570 with eight home runs and 23 RBI in 111 plate appearances on the season.

Will Middlebrooks carted off field with left ankle injury

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Phillies third baseman Will Middlebrooks suffered a serious injury during Saturday’s Grapefruit League contest against the Orioles. The infielder was chasing down a pop fly in the eighth inning when he ran into left fielder Andrew Pullin, who inadvertently trapped Middlebrooks’ ankle under his leg. Middlebrooks was unable to put weight on his leg following the collision and was carted off the field and taken to a local hospital for X-rays.

Per MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, not much is known yet about the severity of the ankle injury or the recovery time it will require, though it appears serious enough to set Middlebrooks back considerably as he seeks a backup/bench role with the team this spring.

The 29-year-old is currently seeking another opportunity to extend his six-year major-league career in 2018. He’s coming off of two down years with the Brewers and Rangers, during which he slashed a cumulative .169/.229/.262 with four extra bases through 70 plate appearances.