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Marcell Ozuna rejoins Marlins after Christian Yelich placed on DL

Marcell Ozuna is finally back with the Marlins.

After spending more than a month at Triple A New Orleans, ostensibly to work on his swing (emphasis added), Ozuna was recalled Saturday after the Marlins placed Christian Yelich on the 15-day disabled list with bruised right knee.

By leaving Ozuna in the minors for so long, the Marlins delayed the start of his salary arbitration clock, thereby saving the franchise money in the near future while also making him that much more attractive as a potential trade chip.

The Marlins could decide to shop Ozuna over the winter in their quest to acquire starting pitching help.

All that aside, Ozuna has been putting up solid numbers at Triple A New Orleans (making his stay there all the more suspicious). Ozuna went 3 for 4 on Friday, raising his average to .317.

Yelich, meanwhile, heads to the DL for the second time this season. He missed time previously with a back injury.