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Miami Marlins morning news: Marcell Ozuna benched for late arrival

Miami's center fielder did not know there was batting practice on Sunday. Plus links on Christian Yelich and Mat Latos.

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Marlins News

Center fielder Marcell Ozuna did not know there was batting practice scheduled for Sunday morning, which ultimately cost him a lineup spot. According to's Joe Frisaro, Ozuna was benched after arriving at Marlins Park late on Sunday.

Whether Ozuna will sit more than one game is to be determined, according to manager Mike Redmond.

"We'll see," the manager said. "Ichiro is going to play center today."

Henderson Alvarez was not himself on Sunday, and we soon may know why. An MRI could be in his future, according to the Miami Herald.

Miami has had success against the Rays in the past. But not this weekend.

Christian Yelich thought he broke up a no-hitter last year. And thought about it again against the Rays.

Mat Latos did not have a ton of success against the Braves on Tuesday. He gets another chance on Tuesday night.

It was a rough week for the Marlins. Now, they hit the road.

Dee GordonCelebratory dunk. Period.

What could be learned from the first week of the season?

Prospects to watch with the minor league season underway.

Around the League

Felix Hernandez exited early on Sunday with a tight quad.

Angels/Royals got a bit intense this weekend.

Albert Pujols likes hitting home runs. And he is climbing up a great list.

Extra innings were common this week. The Red Sox and Yankees are used to extras.

At Fish Stripes

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