Ozuna expected back in Marlins lineup

Outfielder left game for personal reasons

Teammates comfort outfielder Marcell Ozuna
Teammates comfort outfielder Marcell Ozuna

MIAMI – The Marlins are expecting one of their most important players back in the lineup on Wednesday.

Marcell Ozuna is listed in the Marlins lineup against the Kansas City Royals.

During Tuesday night's game, Ozuna left before the 8th inning.

The team would not specify what happened to Ozuna, other than to say it was a family emergency.

Teammates comforted Ozuna in the outfield before he headed into the dugout.

The Marlins lost the opener to the Royals 1-0.

The Fish remains 1.5 games behind the Cardinals in the Wild Card race.

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