Marrero went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer against the Orioles on Wednesday. Since being recalled back on Sept. 3, Marrero had seen a slender total of seven at-bats before getting into Wednesday's lineup. As a reserve infielder with an unimpressive track record in the minors, Marrero holds nearly zero fantasy value.
The Red Sox recalled Marrero from Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Marrero saw extensive run at third base earlier in the season after Pablo Sandoval battled injuries and ineffectiveness before being released, but the promotion of prospect Rafael Devers and trade-deadline pickup of Eduardo Nunez have shored up Boston's weakness at the position. As a result, the glove-first Marrero is expected to serve as a utility infielder for the Red Sox as the season winds down, a role he's probably best suited for over the long haul.
Marrero was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports. The Red Sox need to open up a roster spot for the recently acquired Rajai Davis, so Marrero will head back to Pawtucket after spending just one day with the big club. He's slashing just .212/.258/.318 in 58 games for the Red Sox this season, so he won't carry much fantasy value when he does return after rosters expand in September.
Marrero was called up by the Red Sox prior to Wednesday's game against Cleveland, Evan Drellich of WEEI.com reports. Marrero will rejoin the big-league club due to Jackie Bradley's left thumb sprain, which requires a trip to the 10-day disabled list. Since being optioned in late July, Marrero has hit .324/.347/.559 with Triple-A Pawtucket, including a robust .432 average in the past 12 games. Moving forward, the 26-year-old figures to provide depth in the infield while earning a few starts every once in while to give days off to Eduardo Nunez and Rafael Devers.
Marrero was sent down to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. The club activated Eduardo Nunez prior to Friday's game against the Royals while optioning Marrero as a corresponding move. During 58 games at the big-league level this season, Marrero has hit .212/.258/.318 with three home runs and 23 RBI. He will likely rejoin the team in the near future, but Nunez and Rafael Devers project to scoop up all the playing time at the hot corner moving forward.
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