Red Sox deal Deven Marrero to Diamondbacks
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According to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team has acquired Boston Red Sox infielder Deven Marrero for a player to be named later and cash considerations.
It was reported earlier in the week that Boston was shopping both Marrero and Brock Holt. The two were fighting for a spot on the Red Sox bench, but with the Marrero heading to Arizona, it seems logical to assume Holt has won that battle.
In 188 plate appearances with Boston last year, Marrero compiled a paltry .211 batting average and a 51 wRC+. His main attribute has always been his defense, though, and he would have made a solid late-inning defensive replacement.
The Red Sox drafted him in the 1st-round of the 2012 MLB draft. He has been with the organization since then, but had run out of minor-league options.
In Arizona, Roster Resources has Marrero slated as one of three infielders on the bench, alongside Chris Owings and Daniel Descalso. He will probably serve the same role he would have with the Red Sox, as a high-caliber defensive replacement.