The Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) solidified their infield today with the signing of former Major Leaguer Deven Marrero, who spent parts of six seasons in MLB, including three with the Boston Red Sox (2015-17), one with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2018) and two with the Miami Marlins (2019, 2021).
Marrero begins his first season with the Ducks and 10th in professional baseball.
“Deven has a track record of success throughout his career and helps fortify our infield,” Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff said in a press release. “We are excited to add him to the roster and kick off our season on Friday night.”
He combined to play in 173 MLB games, amassing six home runs, 38 RBI, 55 runs, 65 hits, 10 doubles, one triple, 11 stolen bases and 26 walks.
Marrero has sported a solid glove, also posting a .984 fielding percentage in “The Show,” spending time at all four infield positions.
The 31-year-old played in 59 games during the 2021 campaign at Triple-A Jacksonville, as well as the time he spent with the Marlins. He clubbed five dingers, 21 RBI, 23 runs, 39 hits and seven doubles.
The Arizona State University alum slugged a career-high 15 home runs, adding 42 RBI, 55 runs, 94 hits, 16 doubles and two triples in 112 games with Triple-A New Orleans. Marrero’s best season, however, came in 2014 when MiLB.com named him an Organization All-Star with the Red Sox and a Baseball America Double-A All-Star after hitting .291 with a .371 on-base percentage with the Portland Sea Dogs.
— Jerry Del Priore
(Photo courtesy of Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox).