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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.

Yoenis Cespedes may need season-ending surgery

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Yoenis Cespedes is facing potential season-ending surgery, the outfielder told reporters following the Mets’ 7-5 win over the Yankees on Friday. Newly-returned from the disabled list after rehabbing a hip flexor strain and quad tightness, Cespedes appeared to be back to his old self after going 2-for-4 with a walk, base hit, and home run (his ninth of the year) during Friday’s series opener, but later remarked that he was suffering from calcification in both of his heels.

The only remedy, it appears, is a surgery that would require anywhere from 8-10 months of recovery. Should he elect to undergo the procedure now, it goes without saying that he won’t be able to return to the field before end of the regular season. On the other hand, if he postpones the surgery until the offseason, he could miss the first half of the Mets’ run in 2019.

The pain doesn’t seem to be debilitating, at least for the time being, but Cespedes added that any discomfort in his heels causes him to stand, walk, and run differently, which presents a definite problem if the club intends to ramp up his workload going forward. The Mets have yet to announce a final decision regarding any surgical procedure, though they will bench the outfielder for Saturday’s matinee against the Yankees. Following yesterday’s impressive performance, Cespedes is currently¬†batting .262/.325/.496 on the year with 15 extra-base hits, three stolen bases, and an .821 OPS through 157 PA.