CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Could the Indians be showing some interest in Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna?
Cleveland has asked about the 24-year-old right-handed hitter, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.
Ozuna, who was demoted to Triple-A on July 5, has slashed .249/.301/.337 with four homers and 26 RBI in 79 games for Miami this season. Since his demotion, he is hitting .344 with four homers in 17 games at Triple-A.
The outfielder hit 23 homers last season for the Marlins, demonstrating some of his power and offensive ability. But Ozuna reportedly came to camp out of shape, something that certainly did not sit well with the Miami organization.
He also passed on a potential extension with the Marlins in the offseason.
The Marlins, however, are not actively shopping Ozuna, according to numerous reports.
Miami has been rumored to be interested in some of the Tribe’s starting pitching, even sending scouts recently to Cleveland.
Carlos Carrasco has been involved in a handful of trade rumors leading up to Friday’s trade deadline, but general manager Chris Antonetti said the organization, while willing to listen to offers, is not currently motivated to move any of their controllable starters.
However, Carrasco, Danny Salazar or Trevor Bauer would be appealing to many organizations if made available.