Marrero with the Washington Nationals
July 2, 1988 |
|August 27, 2011 for the Washington Nationals|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||11|
Christopher Marrero (born July 2, 1988) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He has also played in Major League Baseball for the Washington Nationals.
A 2006 graduate of Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami, Florida, Marrero was selected by the Washington Nationals with the 15th overall pick in the 2006 amateur draft and signed for a bonus of $1.625 million. Marrero and current teammate Gio Gonzalez briefly played together during their high school years at Monsignor Edward Pace High School when Gonzalez transferred there in 2004.
Marrero spent the 2006 season with the GCL Nationals, Washington's affiliate in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League. In 2007 he played on Potomac Nationals, a high A team where he hit third spot and played first base. He began the 2008 season with the extended spring training team from the Washington Nationals and eventually ended up playing for the Potomac Nationals again. His second minor league season was cut short when he suffered a broken right fibula on 18 June 2008.
Marrero was called up to the majors for the first time on August 27, 2011. He was outrighted off the roster on October 24, 2013.
Marrero signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles on December 10, 2013.
Marrero is the nephew of former major-leaguer Eli Marrero.
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- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)