Marrero was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports. Marrero's second stint in the majors lasted only a week as he's being sent back down to Pawtucket with William Cuevas getting recalled Saturday. Marrero went 1-for-7 (.143) with three strikeouts during his short stay with the Red Sox. The 25-year-old will reassume a .216/.256/.264 slash line when he rejoins the Red Sox Triple-A affiliate.
Marrero entered Wednesday night's game for an injured Travis Shaw (shin). He went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in Boston's 8-6 loss to the White Sox. Shaw fouled a ball off his shin a night earlier, but remained in the game despite being in some pain. He was in the starting lineup Wednesday, but lasted just three innings. Given the construction of Boston's roster at this point, Marrero is the first choice to play third until Shaw is ready to resume. Marrero is a gold-glove caliber fielder, but his bat will not help fantasy owners.
Marrero was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports. Both Marrero and outfielder Ryan LaMarre were recalled Saturday, filling the roster spots vacated by Rusney Castillo and Roenis Elias, who were optioned to Pawtucket on Friday. Marrero is yet to appear in a major league game in 2016, but he logged time in 25 games for Boston last season, hitting .226 with three RBI in 53 at-bats. The infielder has struggled at Triple-A this season, hitting just .216 across 58 games.
Marrero went 2-for-6 with two RBI for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday. Considered an elite defender at shortstop, Marrero also has experience at third base and second base, so it was notable that Josh Rutledge, and not Marrero, got the call up to Boston when Pablo Sandoval (shoulder) placed on the disabled list. And it might have something to do with his bat, which is far behind the prospect's glove. Even with Thursday's showing, Marrero is hitting just .138 (4-for-29) with 14 strikeouts in 29 at-bats.
The Red Sox optioned Marrero to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday. Marrero saw action in 20 games with the Red Sox this spring, but he would have played sparingly for the big club, so he was sent to Pawtucket in order to see regular playing time.
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