Ex-LI Ducks Deven Marrero Back in Majors with Mets

Infielder Deven Marrero has finally cracked a MLB roster again, this time with the New York Mets after starting the season with the independent Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic Leaue.

Marrero, who is a quality defender, appeared in the Mets’ loss against the Atlanta Braves last night.

The Mets necessitated infield insurance after utility infielder Luis Guillorme landed on the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain. But he could miss a month of action, according to sources.

Marrero played with Triple-A Syracuse, slashing .236/.325/.358 in 32 games since signing a minor league contract with the Mets in late June.

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.

Marrero appeared in 50 games for the Ducks this season. He amassed a .238 batting average with one home run, 21 RBI, 17 runs, 38 hits, seven doubles, 22 walks and five stolen bases. 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 bases on balls and a .477 on-base percentage.

— Jerry Del Priore

Photo: Long Island Ducks (Deven Marrero).

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