Christian Yelich

Marlins place Christian Yelich on the disabled list, recall Marcell Ozuna from Triple-A

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Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have placed outfielder Christian Yelich on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee contusion and recalled Marcell Ozuna from Triple-A New Orleans.

The Marlins demoted Ozuna to Triple-A in early July as he was hitting a meager .249/.301/.337 with four home runs and 26 RBI in 322 plate appearances. He’s handled minor league pitching well, batting .317/.379/.558 with five home runs and 11 RBI in 132 plate appearances with New Orleans.

This will be Yelich’s second trip to the disabled list this season. He missed time between April 20 and May 7 due to a lower back strain. The 23-year-old carries a .275/.343/.376 triple-slash line with six home runs, 29 RBI, and 14 stolen bases to date.