LIDOM: Marcell Ozuna close to joining Gigantes del Cibao

The outfielder was included in the weekly roster of the San Francisco team, indicating that he will be acting at some point this week

Dominican players from Big leagues they continue to join their squads in winter baseball. As confirmed by the Giants of the Cibao, the gardener Marcell ozuna has been incorporated into the weekly roster of the group, which means that his debut could be during this week.

Ozuna would be returning to winter baseball in the Dominican Republic for the first time in six years, when he was part of the Los Angeles team. Giants who achieved his first championship in the history of the Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (LIDOM).

Throughout three seasons on the Dominican circuit, Ozuna he has played 107 games (including 19 in the postseason) in which he has exhausted 414 official at-bats. His batting average is .249, along with a .285 on-base average (OBP) and a .408 slugging average (SLG), good for a .693 OPS. Additionally, he has 13 homers, 51 RBIs and 44 scored.

Marcell ozuna go back to LIDOM after having missed 80 games by suspension, after violating the regulations of MLB about domestic violence.

The outfielder could only play 48 games in 2021 together with Atlanta Braves, where he hit .213 with a .645 OPS in 188 official at-bats, after signing a four-year, $ 65 million contract as well as a fifth-season team option.

At this time, the Giants of the Cibao are in a tie with the Tigres del Licey in fourth place in the standings of LIDOM, with a record of 7 won and eight lost. It is recalled that according to the rules of the Dominican league, only four teams advance to the semifinal stage (Round Robin), however, after the 40 regular series matches, if between fourth and fifth place there is a difference of one match , teams must play a qualifying miniseries.


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LIDOM: Marcell Ozuna close to joining Gigantes del Cibao