Professional baseball left fielder Marcell Ozuna is a left-fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his debut in April 2013 and has convincingly demonstrated that he is a player who cannot be pushed aside when it comes to who is who in MLB. Here you can learn more about him through his biography, career statistics, family life, and other interesting things we have collected about the pitcher.
Marcell Ozuna’s Bio
Marcell, whose full name is Marcell Ozuna Idelfonso, comes from the Dominican Republic. He was born on November 12, 1990, in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic. He is obviously of Dominican nationality but comes from an African ethnic group.
His family was then middle class, and Marcell Ozuna grew up with his two sisters and a brother. His father reportedly worked as a painter, while his mother earned her husband’s income by working as a housekeeper with her mother. Baseball was a game not unfamiliar to the Ozuna’s, as Marcell’s uncle Pablo Ozuna was a former baseball player.
Marcell Ozuna fueled his interest in baseball by playing as often as time allowed. In the process, he honed his batting and pitching skills by setting himself apart from the rest of the team. It wasn’t long before he gained recognition beyond the borders of his country.
On February 15, 2008, he signed his first contract with the Florida Marlins American baseball team from Florida as an uncalled up free player. He continued to play in the summer league of his home country, where he scored 79 goals with 6 home runs and 43 RBI, and 8 SB in a total of 63 games. In 2009, Marcell began playing for the Gulf Coast League Marlins, where he scored 313 goals in 5 home runs and 39 runs in 55 games.
At that point, it was only fitting that Marcell Ozuna’s skill should be rewarded as he moved up the ladder in his career. In 2012, he has promoted to A-Advanced baseball team Jupiter, and the following year, the sharp hitter made his MLB debut with the Miami Marlins on April 30, 2013. Marcell Ozuna had regular playing time in 2014, playing 153 games, beating 269 games in which he scored 23 home runs and 85 RBI. In 2016, Marcel Ozuna impressed in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game 2016, where he played for the National League. He became the 8th player to score at least 35 home runs in the league.
On December 14, 2017, he was brought to the Cardinals of St. Louis to make room for Sandy Alcántara, Magneuris Sierra, Zac Gallen, and Daniel Castano to join the Marlins. According to reports from January 2018, the deal was worth $9 million on 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 him to receive even more honors and awards.
Marcell is one of the youngest players to climb the MLB career ladder fairly quickly. As he continues to improve his game, his career statistics will of course continue to improve.
His Wife and Children
Marcell Ozuna enjoys a happy married life, he is married to his longtime friend Genesis Guzman, and their wedding took place in a private ceremony that took place in May 2017 in her home country, the Dominican Republic.
However, before their marriage, they already had three children. Their first daughter was born sometime in 2016; she had previously had two boys. It is reported that Genesis is currently nursing her fourth child, but details of the baby have not been released.
Other Details About Him
- His birth sign is Scorpio.
- The baseball player is said to have a net worth of $1.2 million
- He has the backing of brands like Pepsi and Aquafina.
- Marcell Ozuna hit 24 minor-league home runs in 2012.
- As a wealthy sportsman, he can acquire relatively anything he wants. When it comes to cars, his collection includes a Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, and a black Cadillac SUV.
- Marcell stands at a height of 6 feet.
- His career is still young, Marcell Ozuna has only played for 2 teams so far, the Miami Marlins (2013-2017) and the St. Louis Cardinals (2018-today).