The Marlins have selected the contract of infielder Deven Marrero from Triple-A, and Marrero will be the starting third baseman for Miami’s game with the Cardinals this afternoon. To create roster space, the Marlins designed righty Luis Madero for assignment, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald tweets.
Marrero is set for his first MLB game since August 13, 2019, also as a member of the Marlins. After being let go by the Fish following the 2019 season, Marrero didn’t sign a contract for 2020 and was seemingly lined up to join a Mexican League team in April before rejoining the Marlins on a new minor league deal in May.
Selected 24th overall by the Red Sox in the 2012 draft, Marrero will get another crack at the big leagues after hitting .194/.246/.279 over 348 career plate appearances with Boston, Arizona, and Miami. Marrero has played at third base, second base, and shortstop at the MLB level, and he’ll give the Marlins some extra depth with Jose Devers and Brian Anderson both on the injured list. Isan Diaz and Jon Berti figure to get the bulk of time at second and third base, with Marrero now perhaps in line for utility infield duty.
Madero is headed back to Triple-A after just two days on Miami’s roster, without any more game action. The righty made his Major League debut in May, posting a 15.00 ERA over three innings in two appearances. This is the second time Madero has been DFA’ed this season, as the Marlins designated him shortly after that second outing. Assuming he clears DFA waivers, Madero has the right to reject an outright assignment and become a free agent, if he so chooses.