Ozuna heads back to the NL East with the Braves

2 months 1 week 4 days ago Tuesday, January 21 2020 Jan 21, 2020 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:20:00 PM CST January 21, 2020 in Sports
By: Amanda Gilchrist, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

ATLANTA - After being traded to St. Louis from the Miami Marlins prior to the 2018 season, power-hitting left fielder, Marcell Ozuna, is poised to head back to the National League East as a member of the Atlanta Braves. 

It was announced Tuesday night that the Ozuna had signed a one year, $18 million contract with the Braves. 

Due to the fact that Ozuna had received and rejected a qualifying offer from the Cardinals back in November, upon signing with the Braves, the Cardinals are to receive a compensatory draft pick expected to fall in the 70s. As for the Braves, they are to give up their third best pick in this summer's draft due to the signing. 

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