Marlins prospect Ozuna showing ability in tough Dominican Winter League

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Tony Reyes Gigantes del Cibao

October 19, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO DE MACORIS, RD. – stellar prospect Marcell Ozuna of the Miami Marlins guaranteed that he will continue to play hard to adapt to the Dominican Winter League and be a respected hitter in the League. Ozuna has become the main offensive force of Los Gigantes del Cibao in the first two games of the season. He has delivered two Home Runs both in his first eight at bats. He added that in the first two games he has managed to prove his power of which was predicted in the team’s training camp.
“Before I started the season I said I would work to establish myself as a respected hitter in the Dominican League, and I am responding with my bat, I still have much to prove because this is just beginning. I mean, I don’t want to play here to glorify myself or lead the league in Home Runs but rather aim is to help Los Gigantes team.  Many of the pitchers don’t know me and they don’t know what I am capable of doing offensively, I play with intensity and when it’s my turn to hit I will produce”.

He said that the Dominican Winter League is a very demanding tournament and he has accepted the challenge of demonstrating he can be an impact player in this League. “I came with the focus of staying as one of the outfielders on the team, thank God that everything went well during training camp and I am sure that my bat will continue to respond in key moments of the game “.

In his first two games Osuna hit for .500 avg with three runs scored and four RBI in the first eight AB’s as well as two doubles and two home runs.

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