Here’s something you don’t see very often. Recently freed from what he described as “jail” in the minors, Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna hit a majestic home run against the Phillies tonight which bounced off the top of the left field foul pole at Marlins Park. That’s right, off the very top. Check it out below:
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Giancarlo Stanton would be proud. According to MLB Gameday, the ball had an exit velocity of 110 mph and traveled an estimated distance of 434 feet.
The Giants announced on Thursday that the club inked pitcher Drew Smyly to a one-year contract. As Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area notes, the contract is of the major league variety.
Smyly, 30, split last season between the Rangers and Phillies with a stint with the Brewers in between. He did not appear in a major league game with the Brewers. In aggregate, Smyly posted a 6.24 ERA with 120 strikeouts and 55 walks over 114 innings.
Smyly will vie for a spot at the back of the Giants’ starting rotation. If he doesn’t make the cut, he could work out of the bullpen. Pitching in the spacious confines of Oracle Park should help Smyly, who gave up 19 homers in Texas and 13 in Philly last season in more hitter-friendly parks.