The New York Mets purchased the contract of former MLB infielder Deven Marrero from the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League, the Ducks announced on Saturday. Marrero will report to the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y.
The 31-year-old was especially productive in the friendly confines of Fairfield Properties Ballpark, home of the Ducks, hitting .333 with a .438 on-base percentage in 26 home contests.
The Miami native put together a 16-game on-base streak from May 25 to June 10, in which he batted .377 (20-for-53) with eight RBI, nine runs, 10 walks and a .477 on-base percentage.
For his MLB career, Marrero played three seasons with the Boston Red Sox (2015-17), one with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2018) and two with the Miami Marlins (2019, 2021). During that time, he appeared in 173 games, amassing six home runs, 38 RBI, 55 runs, 65 hits, 10 doubles, one triple, 11 stolen bases and 26 walks.
The Red Sox selected the Arizona State University alum in the first round, 24th overall pick, of the 2012 amateur draft.
— Jerry Del Priore
Photo: Long Island Ducks.