The Washington Nationals outrighted 25-year-old, 2006 1st Round pick Chris Marrero to Triple-A Syracuse back on October 24th, following a 2013 campaign with the Nats' top affiliate at Triple-A Syracuse which saw the 6'3'', 230 lb first baseman put up a .270/.331/.402 line with 17 doubles and 11 HRs in 111 games and 450 plate appearances for the Chiefs:
The Washington #Nationals outrighted 1B Chris Marrero to Triple-A Syracuse today.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 24, 2013
Marrero became a minor league free agent on November 5, 2013 after finishing his eighth season in the Nats' organization. In those eight minor league seasons, he posted a .282/.350/.445 line in 784 games and 3,241 plate appearances. In the majors, however, Marrero put up a .232/.256/.272 line in 39 games and 133 PAs. A scout who talked to Washington Post writer Adam Kilgore after Marrero was outrighted in October said he wouldn't give up on the '06 1st Round pick just yet:
Scout on Marrero: "I would not give up on Marrero. He can still hit. Just needs the right opportunity with right team, preferably in AL."— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) October 24, 2013
According to a report by Baseball America's Matt Eddy today, an AL team is going to take a chance. Marrero has reportedly signed a deal with the Nationals' regional rivals from Baltimore:
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