The Major League Baseball player has been away from the fields since last May due to a left hand injury and an administrative leave for an alleged domestic violence case.
Marcell ozuna He will be on the pitch tonight for the Gigantes del Cibao in the match that they will face the Tigres del Licey at the Julián Javier Stadium in San Francisco de Macorís.
The Atlanta Braves outfielder has not seen action, in major leagues or winter ball, since last May due to an injury to two fingers of his left hand and a subsequent administrative leave by MLB that left him out for all season in an alleged domestic violence case.
The information was confirmed by the team’s general manager, Jesús Mejía Armenteros, on the Grandes en los Deportes radio program and the Boca Chica native will be ready to debut in the game scheduled for this Thursday 18 at 7:00 p.m. local.
Ozuna has been seen with the team in the dugout in recent games and the Giants confirmed that he practiced with the team prior to Tuesday’s game against Estrellas Orientales, and would be back in local ball for the first time in six years when the franchise got its first title.
On September 9, Ozuna agreed to enter a program that could result in the decision to withdraw the charges in a period of 3 to 6 months, as long as the conditions of the negotiated agreement are maintained.
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The general manager of the Gigantes del Cibao, Luis “Pipe” Urueta, had indicated the possibility of Ozuna making his debut Thursday or Friday as he declared after Wednesday night’s game.
Those of Cibao will have on the mound the right Raynel Espinal (11.57 EFE) who will make his second start of the season, after allowing 3 runs in 2 1/3 innings against the Toros del Este.
Los Tigres del Licey receive the incorporation of the pitcher Ervin santana who has been preparing for a week to debut in this season of LIDOM.
Today’s game corresponds to a rescheduling requested by the teams, of the meeting that was originally scheduled for Thursday, November 25.